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Acetazolamide Tablet 250 mg Rx

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Acetazolamide Tablets are used in the treatment of hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP), which is a genetic disease affecting the neuromuscular system. It is also useful in treating glaucoma. Acetazolamide is a commonly-used diuretic for horses.

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Who is Acetazolamide Tablet 250 mg for?

For use in dogs, cats, and horses.

Why use Acetazolamide Tablet 250 mg?

Features of Acetazolamide Tablets:
  • Diuretic medication that can also help in the treatment of glaucoma
  • Treats hyperkalemic periodic paralysis
  • Easily-administered tablets

How does Acetazolamide Tablet 250 mg work?

Acetazolamide rids the body of excess fluid and some minerals, such as potassium.

Manufacturer:

Lannett Company, Inc

Active ingredient(s):

Acetazolamide

How is Acetazolamide Tablet 250 mg sold?

Sold by the tablet in 250 mg strength

What are the side effects of Acetazolamide Tablet 250 mg?

Potential adverse reactions include:
  • Tiredness
  • Stomach upset
  • Loss of appetite
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurry vision
  • Increased urine volume
  • Dizziness
If any of these side effects worsen or continue, inform your veterinarian.

What special precautions are there?

Acetazolamide should not be used in pets with any of the following conditions:
  • Obstructive lung disease
  • Abnormal chloride levels
  • Abnormal potassium levels
  • Abnormal sodium levels
  • Other abnormal electrolyte levels
  • Severe adrenal disease
  • Severe kidney disease
  • Severe liver disease
Long-term use is not recommended for pets with non-congestive angle closure glaucoma.

Use cautiously in pets with pre-existing blood abnormalities or significant respiratory acidosis.

What to do if overdose?

Immediately contact your closest animal hospital.

How can I store Acetazolamide Tablet 250 mg?

Store at room temperature.

Helpful Tips:

  • While your pet is taking this medication, your veterinarian will likely monitor your pet's blood cell and electrolyte counts. They might take a baseline complete blood count prior to starting this medication.
  • If used for glaucoma, your pet's eye pressures should be monitored.
  • If used for alkalosis, your pet's blood gases should be monitored.


Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.

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Use as prescribed by your vet.

Main Ingredients

Acetazolamide

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