Manufacturer: Goldshield Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
active ingredient: acetazolamide
dosage form: tablet
Common side effects:
Disorders of the water balance; Disturbances of the mineral balance; Chloride deficit; Potassium deficiency; Muskulaturerschlaffung; Constipation; Calcium concentration increase; Cardiac arrhythmias; Apathy; Potassium deficiency; increased urinary magnesium excretion; Blood sugar increase; Sugar excretion in the urine.
Occasional side effects:
Rare side effects:
nausea and vomiting; Abdominal pain; spasmodic complaints; Diarrhea; blurred vision; Confusion; decreased tear fluid formation.
with extreme water excretion: cramps.
Very rare and isolated side effects:
skin hypersensitivity reactions; Changes in blood.
Without naming the frequency:
fatigue; Dizziness; Sleepiness; Weakness; Dizziness; A headache; Dry mouth; Thirst; Gout attacks; Uric acid concentration increased; Lowering blood pressure; Hypersensitivity reactions; Redness; Itching; Sensitivity to light.
Drug interactions are common.
In particular, the effect of antihypertensive drugs (such as diuretics, beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors or vasodilators) is enhanced.
The effects of alcohol and tricyclic antidepressants as well as lithium (antidepressant) and quinidine (antiarrhythmic) will be enhanced. Timolol and pilocarpine (glucorrhea) as well as phenytoin (antiepileptic) also have an increasing effect.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reduce the diuretic and hypotensive effect of acetazolamide.
Lowering the blood sugar of oral antidiabetics (“sugar tablets”) is reduced. Cortisone and other glucocorticoids are also weaker.
Because of its diuretic effect, acetazolamide can lead to potassium deficiency. This increases the sensitivity of the heart to cardiac glycosides. It can easily lead to cardiac arrhythmia. Laxatives increase this effect even more.