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active ingredient: acetazolamide; 1 tablet contains 250 mg of acetazolamide; excipients: microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose, magnesium stearate.
Treatment for glaucoma: chronic open-angle glaucoma; secondary glaucoma; glaucoma (for short-term preoperative therapy and before ophthalmic procedures, to reduce intraocular pressure).
Edema treatment: with heart failure; edema caused by medication.
Treatment of epilepsy (in combination with other anticonvulsants): petit mal (small seizures) in children; grand mal (large seizures) in adults; mixed form.
Dosage & Administration
Treatment of edema in congestive heart failure and edema caused by administration of drugs: the initial dose is 250 mg/day (1 tablet) in the morning. The best diuretic effect noted when using the drug after 1 or 2 days with a day break.
Treatment of heart failure acetazolamide is prescribed on the background of standard therapy (e.g. appointment of cardiac glycosides, diet with reduced sodium, potassium supplements).
Treatment of altitude sickness: the recommended daily dose of 500-1000 mg (2-4 tablets) in divided doses. In case the expected rapid ascent at the recommended daily dose is 1000 mg (4 tablets) in divided doses. The drug should be taken for 24-48 hours to rise. In case of occurrence of symptoms of illness the treatment must continue for ≥48 h.
– hypersensitivity to the drug;
– hyponatremia, hypokalemia;
– hepatic impairment (risk of encephalopathy);
– kidney dysfunction;
– adrenal insufficiency;
– acidosis with hyperchloremia;
– chronic decompensated angle-closure glaucoma, requiring prolonged treatment;
– diabetes mellitus;
– Addison’s disease.