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Acetazolamide

Popular Brands: : Diamox, Acetazolamide, Diamox Sequels, Glaupax, Diacarb
Official FDA Reports12,159
Social Media Events969
Total Posts560
Avg. Review Score3.54/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Acetazolamide
Manufacturers
  • Alra Laboratories Inc
  • Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Teva Branded Pharmaceutical Products R And D Inc

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The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Acetazolamide Side Effects

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User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Acetazolamide

Headache

Have had gastric bypass almost a year ago and this has helped. Still have headaches at times and seems that vision is not as good as once was. Off the diamox for the time being.


Source: Acetazolamide

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Visual Impairment

Have had gastric bypass almost a year ago and this has helped. Still have headaches at times and seems that vision is not as good as once was. Off the diamox for the time being.


Source: Acetazolamide

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Dysgeusia

... since starting this than I ever did before. The side effects are awful........no appetite, foggy head (I am barely able to function day to day), nausea, everything you try to eat tastes AWFUL . I am ...


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Amnesia, Discomfort

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on February 26, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Memory loss.balance losing had to hospitalised as could not stand properly .Nero physicians attended and was advised for surgery . even got l.p. done. even after 10 days over I do not...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Memory impairment, Thirst, Abdominal pain upper, Amnesia, Paraesthesia, Somnolence, Decreased appetite

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 19, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Tingling in fingers, fatigue, really thirsty, forgetful/short term memory loss, mind fogginess?/mental slowness I guess, stomach aches, felt very bad, loss of appetite I lost ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Photophobia, Pain, Burning sensation, Memory impairment, Confusional state, Diarrhoea, Dry mouth, Paraesthesia, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 14, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Dry mouth, cloudy urine, diarrhea, tingling in hands and feet. Forgetfulness, confusion, I'm really tired all the time. Sensitive to sun light, my skin hurts once in awhile like a bad...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Constipation, Polyuria, Memory impairment, Confusional state, Dysgeusia, Paraesthesia, Weight decreased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 17, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Tingling in lip,fingers and toes,cloudy frequent urination. Confused forgetful,constipation, weight loss, change in taste buds The medicine work great for the headaches,flashe...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Tinnitus, Headache, Neck pain, Polyuria, Memory impairment, Confusional state, Disturbance in attention, Dyspepsia, Paraesthesia, Tenderness, Vision blurred, Product taste abnormal

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 16, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Tingling in hands, feet, and lips. Very tired and exahausted all the time. Mind is foggy and I get confused easily and much more forgetful. Extreme heartburn. Pop and beer tastes terrib...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Tinnitus, Insomnia, Muscle spasms, Paraesthesia, Somnolence, Swelling, Decreased appetite

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 8, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... and was reduced to 1000MG because I couldnÂ’t handle the side effects. Continual cramping in legs and feet especially at night, wakes me up about 6 times per night and the painful cramping lasted 20 m...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Photophobia, Feeling cold, Fatigue, Hypoaesthesia, Tinnitus, Alopecia, Insomnia, Mood altered, Paraesthesia, Weight decreased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 4, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... the food, the soda, the weight loss, trouble sleeping... I feel like a walking talking side effect! Lol I am extreme in these few other things... I am extremely sensitive to light, i wear special tin...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on June 30, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Excessive furosemide (over 80mg daily) caused alkalosis. This acetazolamide in 2 days cleared the fluid out. Can now use spironolactone safely as maintenance

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea, Vertigo, Lethargy, Paraesthesia, Decreased appetite

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 18, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... loud pulsations in ear for 13 years and persistent vertigo for one year. Finally diagnosed 8 months ago. After beginning Diamox: frequent tingling in fingers and toes, severe nausea, loss of appetite,...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea, Sleep disorder, Thirst, Amnesia, Diarrhoea, Paraesthesia, Decreased appetite

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 17, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Tingliness in hands, feet, and face, loss of appetite, thirst (don't like drinking water but would drink lots of orange juice), little bit of diarrhoea, nausea, sleeping problems, bad s...


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