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Acetazolamide Tablets

Acetazolamide
(acetazolamide) Tablets USP

DRUG DESCRIPTION

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:

Acetazolamide structural formula illustration

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.

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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