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 4  Ocular pressure Caused night time incontinence at beginning of medication. Vomiting has been a frequent occurrence.Has taken care of the eye pressure but hoping to get off of this med soon. F 11 4 months
125 MG
 3  to keep pressure off eye soda drinks tasted flat - I almost emailed manufacturer to tell them how flat and terrible it tasted. F 67 1 days
500 mg 2X D
 1  Glaucoma cold feet with tingling sensation, hearing changes, increased forgetfulness, depression, fatigue This drug can be harmful to the elderly - if you see these side effects in yourself or a loved one please contact your doctor. F 75 2 months
 4  Elevated cerebrospinal pressure Diuretic effect initially, before the body adjusts to it. This is expected. It definitely helps on the mentioned condition, but very slowly. M 50 7 weeks
 4  cerebrospinal pressure Tingling in feet and hands, slight sleepyness, mild heartburn. Watch out for different generic manufacturers: tablets made by Lannett are not as effective as those by Taro, despite the fact that the therapeutical agent is the same. F 45 6 weeks

ACETAZOLAMIDE  (ACETAZOLAMIDE):  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 new height, and taking it easy the first 1 to 2 days. This drug is also used with other medications to treat a certain type of eye problem (open-angle glaucoma). Acetazolamide is a "water pill" (diuretic). It decreases the amount of fluid that can build up in the eye. It is also used to decrease a buildup of body fluids (edema) caused by congestive heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide can work less well over time, so it is usually used only for a short period. It has also been used with other medications to treat certain types of seizures (petit mal and unlocalized seizures).   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)