Acetazolamide can be used to treat altitude sickness and glaucoma and can also be used as a diuretic. The symptoms of altitude sickness that Acetazolamide treats are a headache, tiredness, dizziness, nausea and shortness of breath that can occur when you climb quickly to high altitudes (usually above 3,048 meters). When treating glaucoma, it decreases the amount of fluid that can build up in the eye. It is also used to release the buildup of body fluids which can be caused by congestive heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide is usually used only for a short period of time as it becomes less effective the more it is used. In addition, Acetazolamide may sometimes be used in conjunction with other drugs to treat certain types of seizures.   The cost of 60 tablets of Acetazolamide 250mg is around $125. You can save a huge amount of money on your Acetazolamide prescription by using our savings cards. To receive these discounts, use the Optum Perks website or app to find the biggest discounts in your local area. You can easily download the discount code or receive it by SMS, and then take it the pharmacy to buy heavily discounted Acetazolamide.

Acetazolamide is classified as a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It can be used to treat glaucoma, epilepsy, or fluid buildup. Acetazolamide is also used to treat or prevent common symptoms associated with mountain sickness.

Consult with your doctor for specific dosing instructions for this medication for the treatment of your condition.


Acetazolamide is available in oral tablet form and in powder to make IV solution.


The usual adult dose for fluid buildup is 250 to 375 mg oral or IV once a day.

The usual adult dose for Acute Mountain Sickness is an oral tablet: 125 to 250 mg orally every 6 to 12 hours.

The usual adult dose for Glaucoma is an oral tablet or IV injection: 250 mg 1 to 4 times a day.

This may not be a complete list of warnings. Consult with your doctor regarding possible risks associated with taking this medication, and refer to the warning label on your medication for more information.


Some side effects of Acetazolamide include:


Paresthesias, hearing dysfunction or tinnitus, altered taste, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, polyuria, drowsiness, confusion.


Tell your doctor immediately if any of these very unlikely but serious side effects occur: increased body hair, hearing loss, ringing in the ears, unusual tiredness, persistent nausea/vomiting, severe stomach/abdominal pain or anorexia.

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