What may interact with Acetazolamide?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

-aspirin and aspirin-like medicines
-medicine for diabetes
-other diuretics
-sodium bicarbonate
-stimulant medicines like dextroamphetamine

What should I tell my health care provider before I take Acetazolamide?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

-diabetes, high blood sugar
-kidney disease
-liver disease
-low adrenal gland function
-lung or breathing disease (COPD, chronic bronchitis, emphysema)
-an unusual or allergic reaction to acetazolamide, sulfa drugs, other drugs, foods, dyes or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant

What should I watch for while using Acetazolamide?

Visit your health care provider for regular checks on your progress. Tell your health care provider if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
This drug may cause serious skin reactions. They can happen weeks to months after starting the drug. Contact your health care provider right away if you notice fevers or flu-like symptoms with a rash. The rash may be red or purple and then turn into blisters or peeling of the skin. Or, you might notice a red rash with swelling of the face, lips or lymph nodes in your neck or under your arms.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this drug affects you. Do not stand up or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused drug after the expiration date.