Methazolamide Coupon - Methazolamide 50mg tablet

Generic Neptazane

METHAZOLAMIDE lowers the pressure within the eye. It is used to treat certain kinds of glaucoma. It is also used before eye surgery. Compare carbonic anhydrase inhibitors.
Methazolamide Coupon - Methazolamide 50mg tablet

Methazolamide Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. If you are diabetic, check your blood sugar as directed.

You may need to be on a special diet while taking this medicine. Ask your doctor. Also, ask how many glasses of fluid you need to drink a day. You must not get dehydrated.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:


Shortness of breath or trouble in breathing

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

Blood in urine

difficult urination

mental depression

pain in lower back

pain or burning while urinating

sudden decrease in amount of urine


Bloody or black, tarry stools

clumsiness or unsteadiness

convulsions (seizures)

darkening of urine


hives, itching of skin, skin rash, or sores

pale stools

ringing or buzzing in the ears

sore throat


unusual bruising or bleeding

yellow eyes or skin

Symptoms of too much potassium loss

Dryness of mouth

increased thirst

irregular heartbeats

mood or mental changes

muscle cramps or pain

nausea or vomiting

unusual tiredness or weakness

weak pulse

Also, check with your doctor if you have any changes in your vision (especially problems with seeing faraway objects) when you first begin taking this medicine.

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common


general feeling of discomfort or illness

increase in frequency of urination or amount of urine (rare with methazolamide)

loss of appetite

metallic taste in mouth

nausea or vomiting

numbness, tingling, or burning in hands, fingers, feet, toes, mouth, lips, tongue, or anus

weight loss

Less common or rare


dizziness or lightheadedness


feeling of choking or lump in the throat


increased sensitivity of eyes to sunlight

loss of taste and smell

nervousness or irritability

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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