Treats glaucoma. Belongs to a class of drugs called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors.
Store at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.
Use this medicine exactly as your doctor ordered.
May be taken with or without food or milk.
You will need to go to the bathroom more often while you are using this medicine.
To keep from having to go too often during the night, take this medicine in the morning.
If you use more than 1 dose a day, take your last dose before 6 p.m.
(unless your doctor tells you differently).
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Skin rash, hives, or itching
Bloody stools or urine
Yellowing of skin or eyes
Severe nausea or vomiting
Unusual bleeding or bruising
Pain in joints or lower back
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to methazolamide or related medicine such as acetazolamide (Diamox®) or dichlorphenamide (Daranide®).
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember.
If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use your medicine and skip the missed dose.
You should not use two doses at the same time.
Check with your doctor before using this medicine if you have lung, kidney, or liver disease, diabetes, gout, or a poorly working adrenal gland (Addison's disease).
Talk with your doctor before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Methazolamide can make you dizzy or drowsy.
Be careful if you drive a car or operate machinery.
You may need to eat or drink foods containing potassium, such as citrus juices, oranges, or bananas, to prevent potassium loss while using this medicine.
Check with your doctor.
This medicine may increase the level of sugar in your blood, which can worsen sugar diabetes.
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