Methazolamide (Methazolamide)


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Methazolamide is used to address high pressure inside the eye associated with certain types of glaucoma. Lowering high pressure within the eye is essential in preventing blindness, vision loss, and nerve damage.

Methazolamide belongs to the class of drugs known as carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. It operates by decreasing the production of fluid inside the eye, thereby reducing intraocular pressure.


  • Take Methazolamide exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider, usually 2 or 3 times a day.
  • Take Methazolamide with food if it upsets your stomach.
  • Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day to reduce your risk of kidney stones, unless your healthcare provider advises otherwise.
  • Take Methazolamide consistently at the same times each day for maximum benefit.
  • Continue taking Methazolamide even if you feel well. Glaucoma or high eye pressure often doesn't cause noticeable symptoms.


  • Don't take more Methazolamide than prescribed by your healthcare provider.
  • Don't skip or stop taking Methazolamide without talking to your healthcare provider first.

Common side effects:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Numbness or tingling, especially in the arms and legs
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Hearing problems, ringing in the ears
  • Increased urination
  • Altered sense of taste

Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention include:

  • Severe skin reaction, such as fever, sore throat, swelling in the face or tongue, burning in the eyes, skin pain followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling
  • Symptoms of liver disease, such as dark-colored urine, yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • Teratogenic effects in pregnancy, with potential risk to the fetus
  • Serious allergic reactions, including severe skin rashes, liver damage, and blood disorders

This is not an exhaustive list, and other side effects may occur. If you experience any unusual or severe side effects while taking Methazolamide,  contact your healthcare provider for medical advice.

Disclose any allergies you have, especially to Methazolamide itself or other ingredients in the medication.

Medical history to discuss with your healthcare provider:

  • Adrenal gland problems (Addison's disease)
  • Liver disease (cirrhosis)
  • Breathing problems (COPD, emphysema, lung infection)
  • Diabetes
  • Gout
  • Kidney problems (history of kidney stones)
  • Untreated mineral imbalances (low sodium/potassium, hyperchloremic acidosis)
  • Overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)

Methazolamide may cause these effects. Avoid activities requiring alertness (driving, operating machinery) until you feel safe. Limit alcohol and marijuana use which can worsen these effects.

Methazolamide can increase sun sensitivity. Limit sun exposure, use sunscreen, and wear protective clothing outdoors. Inform your healthcare provider immediately about sunburn or skin blisters/redness.

Disclose all medications (prescription, non-prescription, and herbal) to your healthcare provider before surgery.

Methazolamide should only be used during pregnancy if absolutely necessary. Discuss risks and benefits with your healthcare provider.

It's unknown if Methazolamide passes into breast milk. Consult your healthcare provider before breastfeeding.


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