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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.


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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.


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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: Fatigue, Arthralgia, Musculoskeletal pain, Dizziness, Visual impairment, Headache, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Anxiety, Somnolence, Urinary tract infection

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Posted By Sara on April 2, 2018 @ 6:37 pm

I hate Diamox. The side effects never go away.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hypoaesthesia, Dyspepsia, Paraesthesia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 16, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Tingling and numbness in hands, feet, lower legs, and lower half of face. Some indigestion and heartburn at the beginning and when dose was increased. The drug is saving my si...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Flat affect, Headache, Dizziness, Malaise, Insomnia, Somnolence, Decreased appetite, Menstruation irregular

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 22, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Taking for iih - Tiredness dizzy, head ache on occasion, pins n needles r the worst keep me up at night I am taking 1000mg 2 twice a day have no appetite feel sick most days... I suffer...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dyspepsia, Gastrooesophageal reflux disease, Paraesthesia, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 17, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Tingling (Lips and feet), Heart Burn, Acid Reflux, Fatigue Diagnosed with PTC. Constant headaches for a year. Noticed when I was a child I couldn't wear headbands or pull my h...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Polyuria, Diarrhoea, Dry mouth, Muscle spasms, Paraesthesia, Somnolence, Decreased appetite

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 7, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Tingling in fingers and toes, fatigue,dry mouth, loss of appetite. frequent urination. diarrhea, cramping, joint pain I was diagnosed with Psuedotumor 2months ago. About a mon...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Musculoskeletal pain, Diarrhoea, Dry mouth, Pain in extremity, Paraesthesia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 3, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Low energy, tingling in hands pain in shoulders and arms. Dry mouth, diarrhea. Diamox does work for my pseudotumor but side effects can be a bit harsh. I recommend it.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Lethargy, Adverse event, Dyspepsia, Paraesthesia, Product taste abnormal

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 11, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: upset stomach, altered taste of food and drinks, lethargy, metallic taste in mouth, headaches, tingling in feet, hands and face I am taking this to reduce the pressure and flu...

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...


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