Medicine : Actamid Tab

Name:Actamid Tab
Manufacturer:Jawa Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Generic Use:Acetazolamide
Substitutes:avva , acetamide (250mg) , diamox (250mg) , iopar sr(250mg) , avva (250mg) , diamiox (250mg) , avva sr(250mg) , actamid tab

Generic ( Acetazolamide )

Typical use Of Acetazolamide :Epilepsy, Oedema Due To CHF. Open Angle, Secondary Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma
Mechanism of action of Acetazolamide :Acetazolamide Specifically Inhibits The Enzyme Carbonic Anhydrase Which Catalyses The Reversible Reaction Involving The Hydration Of CO2 And Dehydration Of Carbonic Acid. It Increases The Excretion Of HCO3 Ions And As Well As Na And K Leading To Alkaline Diuresis.
Drug Interaction of Acetazolamide :Acetazolamide Is Known To Interact With Other Drugs Like Amphetamine, Aspirin, Diethylcarbamazine (Citrate), Ephedrine, Erythromycin, Fosphenytoin, Methenamine, Methotrexate, Phenytoin, Primidone, Quinidine, Quinine, Triazolam, Warfarin.
Side effects of Acetazolamide :Blood Disorders, Skin Toxicity, Urinary Stone Formation, Aplastic Anemia, Stevens Johnson Syndrome, Potassium Loss, Metabolic Acidosis, Dizziness, Thirst, Headache, Drowsiness, Fatigue, Irritability, Excitement, Ataxia, Hyperpnea, Fever, Rashes, GI Upset


How Acetazolamide will impact on Pregnancy ?

Studies In Animals Have Shown Risk To Fetus, However There Are No Sufficient Studies In Humans. This Drug May Be Used In Pregnant Women If Benefit Outweighs The Risk. Patients Should Follow The Advice Of The Doctor Regarding Its Use.

How Acetazolamide will impact during lactation(breastfeeding) ?

Moderately Safe: No Studies Have Been Conducted In Breastfeeding Women, However There Is Possibility Of Ill Effect To The Breastfed Infants; Or Studies Conducted In Breastfeeding Women Show Minimal Non-threatening Side Effects To The Infants. Drugs Should Be Given Only If The Potential Benefit Justifies The Potential Risk To The Infant. Patients Should Follow The Advice Of The Doctor Regarding Its Use.

Medicine & Alcohol use and effect of Acetazolamide

No Studies Found