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Methazolamide Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is methazolamide (Methazolamide)?
- What are the possible side effects of methazolamide (Methazolamide)?
- What is the most important information I should know about methazolamide (Methazolamide)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking methazolamide (Methazolamide)?
- How should I take methazolamide (Methazolamide)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Methazolamide)?
- What happens if I overdose (Methazolamide)?
- What should I avoid while taking methazolamide (Methazolamide)?
- What other drugs will affect methazolamide (Methazolamide)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Methazolamide)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Methazolamide)?
Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.
Symptoms of a methazolamide overdose include drowsiness, decreased appetite, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, numbness or tingling, shaking, and ringing in the ears.
What should I avoid while taking methazolamide (Methazolamide)?
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Methazolamide may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities.
Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight. Methazolamide may increase the sensitivity of the skin to sunlight. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when exposure to the sun is unavoidable.
What other drugs will affect methazolamide (Methazolamide)?
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- cyclosporine (Sandimmune);
- primidone (Mysoline);
- diflunisal (Dolobid;
- aspirin, salsalate (Disalcid, Salflex, Salsitab, others), choline salicylate (Arthropan), magnesium salicylate (Doan's, Magan, Mobidin), or other aspirin-like products (salicylates); or
- lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith, others).
You may not be able to take methazolamide, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with methazolamide. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has more information about methazolamide written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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