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AcetaZOLAMIDE

acetaZOLAMIDE
Acetazolamide reduces the activity of a protein in your body called carbonic anhydrase. Blocking this protein can help reduce the build-up of certain fluids in the body. Acetazolamide is used in people with certain types of glaucoma to reduce the amount of fluid in the eye, which decreases pressure inside the eye. Acetazolamide is also used as a diuretic ("water pill") in people with congestive heart failure, to reduce the build-up of fluid in the body. This build-up is called edema. Acetazolamide is also used to treat certain types of seizures, and to treat or prevent altitude sickness. Acetazolamide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
acetaZOLAMIDE
DRUG TYPE
carbonic anhydrase inhibitors

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You should not use this medicine if you have cirrhosis, severe liver or kidney disease, an electrolyte imbalance, adrenal gland failure, or an allergy to acetazolamide or sulfa drugs.

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