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Methazolamide, a sulfonamide derivative, is a white crystalline powder, weakly acidic, and slightly soluble in water, alcohol and acetone. It is available as 25 mg and 50 mg tablets. The chemical name for methazolamide is N -[5-(aminosulfonyl)-3-methyl-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2(3H )-ylidene]-acetamide and it has the following structural formula:
Methazolamide tablets, USP contain 25mg or 50mg of methazolamide. Inactive ingredients: croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, lactose (monohydrate), magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and sodium lauryl sulfate.
What are the possible side effects of methazolamide (Glauctabs, MZM, Neptazane)?
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking methazolamide and seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately:
- an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
- a sore throat or a fever;
- unusual bleeding or bruising;
- side or groin pain;
- tingling or tremors in the hands or feet; or
- a rash.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take methazolamide and talk to...
Last reviewed on RxList: 9/2/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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