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ATC Level5: S01EC01 - Acetazolamide

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    - Acetazolamide belongs to the class of medications called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. It is used to reduce the pressure in the eye in people with certain types of glaucoma. It is also sometimes used to treat epilepsy. Fluid is constantly being formed and drained out of the eye. When this fluid does not drain out of the eye properly or too much fluid is produced, the pressure inside the eye increases. Acetazolamide works by reducing the amount of fluid produced by the eye and central... - DESCRIPTION Acetazolamide, an inhibitor of the enzyme carbonic anhydrase, is a white to faintly yellowish white crystalline, odorless powder, weakly acidic, very slightly soluble in water and slightly soluble in alcohol. The chemical name for acetazolamide is N -(5-Sulfamoyl-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2yl)-acetamide and has the following structural formula: Acetazolamide is available for... - DESCRIPTION Acetazolamide, an inhibitor of the enzyme carbonic anhydrase, is a white to faintly yellowish white crystalline, odorless powder, weakly acidic, very slightly soluble in water and slightly soluble in alcohol. The chemical name for acetazolamide is N -(5-Sulfamoyl-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2yl)-acetamide and has the following structural formula: Acetazolamide is available for... - Acetazolamide is used to prevent and reduce the symptoms of altitude sickness. This medication can decrease headache , tiredness, nausea , dizziness , and shortness of breath that can occur when you climb quickly to high altitudes (generally above 10,000 feet /3,048 meters). It is particularly useful in situations when you cannot make a slow ascent. The best ways to prevent altitude sickness are climbing slowly, stopping for 24 hours during the climb to allow the body to adjust to the... - This medication is used to treat bacterial eye infections (such as conjunctivitis ). It belongs to a class of drugs known as sulfa antibiotics. Sulfacetamide works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This medication treats only bacterial eye infections. It will not work for other types of eye infections. Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness. - Acetazolamide is used to prevent and reduce the symptoms of altitude sickness. This medication can decrease headache , tiredness, nausea , dizziness , and shortness of breath that can occur when you climb quickly to high altitudes (generally above 10,000 feet /3,048 meters). It is particularly useful in situations when you cannot make a slow ascent. The best ways to prevent altitude sickness are climbing slowly, stopping for 24 hours during the climb to allow the body to adjust to the... - Acetazolamide is used to prevent and reduce the symptoms of altitude sickness. This medication can decrease headache , tiredness, nausea , dizziness , and shortness of breath that can occur when you climb quickly to high altitudes (generally above 10,000 feet /3,048 meters). It is particularly useful in situations when you cannot make a slow ascent. The best ways to prevent altitude sickness are climbing slowly, stopping for 24 hours during the climb to allow the body to adjust to the...

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The information was verified by Dr. Arunabha Ray, MD Pharmacology

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