Generic Acetazolamide Tablets
Generic Acetazolamide Tablets may be used to treat hyperkalemic periodic paralysis HYPP, a genetic disease of the neuromuscular system in horses. Acetazolamide Tablets may also be used as a treatment for glaucoma in dogs and cats.Add this item to your cart:
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Dosage and Administration:
It is important to follow your Veterinarian's prescription instructions for your pet. Dogs and Cats: For glaucoma: 5-10 mg/kg, Every 8-12 hours, by mouth. For other dosage information see your veterinarian.
Do not use in patients with acidemia. Use with caution in any animals sensitive to sulfonamides. Also, it should avoided in patients with depressed levels of sodium and potassium serum levels, marked kidney or liver dysfunction, Addison's disease, or metabolic/respiratory acidosis. Long-term administration of acetazolamide is contraindicated in chronic noncongestive angle-closure glaucoma since it may cause closure of the angle to occur while worsening glaucoma is masked by lowered IOP.
Hematologic reactions common to other sulfonamides may occur during treatment: complete blood count CBC and platelets should be monitored during therapy.
Possible Side Effects:
seizures, drowsiness, ataxia, tremor, urticaria/pruritus, rash, photosensitivity, vomiting, diarrhea, bone marrow depression, hematuria, renal calculi, crystalluria, polyuria, phosphaturia, weight loss, electrolyte imbalance, and hepatic insufficiency. Intraocular pressure should be monitored when treating glaucoma. Electrolytes and blood gases should be monitored when treating metabolic acidosis.
Acetazolamide increases trough cyclosporine levels, causing increased risk of nephrotoxicity and neurotoxicity. Acetazolamide may also increases serum levels of TCAs, causing blood pressure to drop. It decreases serum levels of primidone, decreasing the effectiveness of the latter drug. Salicylates increase blood levels, pharmacologic effects, and side effects of the acetazolamide. Concurrent use of acetazolamide and diflunisal may cause a significant dec