Acetazolamide side effects

Acetazolamide is a prescription-only drug. While taking this medication there are certain side effects that you should be mindful of.

During the first couple of days, while your body adjusts to the medication, you may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, and an increased amount of urine. Blurred vision, dry mouth, drowsiness, stomach upset, loss or appetite, tiredness, and headaches are also side effects. If these symptoms persist or get worse, you should contact your doctor or pharmacist right away.

Serious side effects and allergic reactions:

In more severe cases side effects may include increased body hair, hearing loss, ringing in your ears, persistent nausea and vomiting, severe stomach and abdominal pain, or unusual tiredness. While most individuals who use this medication do not experience adverse side effects, if you notice that something is not right tell your doctor immediately.

Get immediate medical attention if you experience:

  • Easy bleeding and bruising
  • Fast irregular heartbeats
  • Signs of infection like fever or a persistent sore throat
  • Mental instability and moodiness like confusion or difficulty concentrating
  • Severe muscle cramping or pain
  • Tingling of the hands and feet
  • Blood in urine
  • Darkened urine
  • Painful urination
  • Yellowing of the eyes or skin
  • Blisters and sores in your mouth
  • Rash
  • Itching and swelling in the face, tongue, and throat
  • Severe dizziness
  • Difficulty breathing

This is not a complete list of all the possible side effects, but if you do experience any of these side effects, chances are you have a very serious allergic reaction to this drug and should seek immediate medical attention.