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methazolamide/meth·a·zo·la·mide/ (meth″ah-zo´lah-mīd) a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor used as an adjunct to reduce intraocular pressure in the treatment of glaucoma.
a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor.
indication It is prescribed in the treatment of glaucoma.
contraindications Severe kidney or liver dysfunction, hyponatremia, hypokalemia, Addison's disease, severe pulmonary obstruction, adrenocortical insufficiency, marked kidney or liver dysfunction, or known hypersensitivity to this drug or many other sulfonamides prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are malaise, aplastic anemia, drowsiness, paresthesia, hypersensitivity reactions, and acidosis.
a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor used orally in the treatment of glaucoma.