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Acetazolamide 250mg Tablest 112's

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Description
Acetazolamide 250 mg Tablets (referred to as Acetazolamide 250 mg Tablets throughout this leaflet) contain the active substance Acetazolamide. This belongs to a group of medicines known as carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. Acetazolamide 250 mg Tablets are used to treat: •glaucoma (a condition of the eye), by reducing the pressure within the eye. •abnormal retention of fluids (Acetazolamide 250 mg Tablets acts as a diuretic). •epilepsy (fits or convulsions).
How to use
The recommended dose is Glaucoma: Adults: 250 mg-1000 mg (1-4 tablets) every 24 hours, in divided doses. Retention of fluid: Adults: starting dose is 250-375 mg (1-1.5 tablets) once daily in the morning. Your doctor will adjust the dose and tell you how often to take your dose. Epilepsy: Adults: 250-1000 mg daily in divided doses. Children: the dose will depend on the body weight of the child, to be taken in divided doses. Dose should not be more than 750 mg (3 tablets) per day. •Before starting and during treatment your doctor may monitor your blood to check that treatment with Acetazolamide250 mg Tablets is suitable for you.
Precautions
Do not take Acetazolamide 250 mg Tablets if: •you know you are allergic to sulphonamides, sulphonamide derivatives including acetazolamide or to any of the ingredients in the medicine. •you have severe liver problems,•you have or have ever had severe kidney problems. •you have a particular type of glaucoma known as chronic non congestive angle closure glaucoma (your doctor will be able to advise you)• you have reduced function of the adrenal glands–glands above the kidneys – (also known as Addison’s disease). •you have low blood levels of sodium and/or potassium or high blood levels of chlorine (your doctor will advise you). Speak to your doctor if any of the above applies to you.