Acetazolamide – Oral

Why do I need this medicine?

Acetazolamide is used together with other medicines to glaucoma.

This medicine is also used to treat other conditions such as epilepsy (seizures or fits) and mountain sickness (caused by reduced air pressure and lower oxygen levels at high altitudes).

How do I take this medicine?

Take this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

Acetazolamide should be taken with food or immediately after a meal. Try to take it at the same time each day.

If you are taking the modified-release/sustain-release/chrono-release type of capsule, swallow it whole. Do not chew or crush the capsule.

Acetazolamide must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking this medicine even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by the doctor.