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(acetazolamide) Tablets USP
- Patient Information:
Acetazolamide, an inhibitor of the enzyme carbonic anhydrase is a white to faintly yellowish white crystalline, odorless powder, weakly acidic, very slightly soluble in water and slightly soluble in alcohol. The chemical name for acetazolamide is N-(5-Sulfamoyl-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)-acetamide and has the following chemical structure:
Molecular Weight: 222.25 Molecular Formula: C4H6N4 O3S2
Acetazolamide is available as oral tablets containing 125 mg and 250 mg of acetazolamide respectively and the following inactive ingredients: Lactose Monohydrate, Corn Starch, Gelatin, Glycerin, Purified Water, Talc, Sodium Starch Glycolate, and Magnesium Stearate.
What are the precautions when taking acetazolamide tablets (Acetazolamide Tablets)?
Before taking acetazolamide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: adrenal gland problems (e.g., Addison's disease), low blood levels of sodium or potassium, severe kidney disease, severe liver disease (e.g., cirrhosis), certain metabolic problems (e.g., hyperchloremic acidosis).
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: breathing problems (e.g., emphysema, chronic...
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/21/2007
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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