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Methazolamide Patient Information including How Should I Take

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking methazolamide (Methazolamide)?

Tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a sulfa-based drug such as sulfamethoxazole (e.g., Bactrim, Septra, Gantanol). Methazolamide is also a sulfa-based drug, and you may have a similar reaction to it.

Before taking methazolamide, tell your doctor if you

  • are on aspirin therapy,
  • have liver disease,
  • have kidney disease,
  • have heart disease,
  • have lung disease, or
  • have a hormonal disease.

You may not be able to take methazolamide, or you may require a dosage adjustment special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.

Methazolamide is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether methazolamide will be harm an unborn baby. Do not take methazolamide without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether methazolamide passes into breast . Do not take methazolamide without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take methazolamide (Methazolamide)?

Take methazolamide exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Take each dose with a full glass of water.

Take methazolamide with food if it causes stomach upset.

It is important to take methazolamide regularly to get the most benefit.

Store methazolamide at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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