- easy-to-give tablet form
- Treatment for hyperkalemic periodic paralysis
- diuretic that may also be used to treat glaucoma
- for dogs, cats and horses
Do not use in patients with acidemia. Use with caution in any animals sensitive to sulfonamides. Also, it should avoided in patients with depressed levels of sodium and potassium serum levels, marked kidney or liver dysfunction, Addison's disease, or metabolic/respiratory acidosis. Long-term administration of acetazolamide is contraindicated in chronic noncongestive angle-closure glaucoma since it may cause closure of the angle to occur while worsening glaucoma is masked by lowered IOP.
Hematologic reactions common to other sulfonamides may occur during treatment: complete blood count CBC and platelets should be monitored during therapy.
Possible Side Effects:
seizures, drowsiness, ataxia, tremor, urticaria/pruritus, rash, photosensitivity, vomiting, diarrhea, bone marrow depression, hematuria, renal calculi, crystalluria, polyuria, phosphaturia, weight loss, electrolyte imbalance, and hepatic insufficiency. Intraocular pressure should be monitored when treating glaucoma. Electrolytes and blood gases should be monitored when treating metabolic acidosis.
Warnings and Storage:
Store at room temperature.
Keep out of reach of children
Dosage and Administration:
It is important to follow your Veterinarian's prescription instructions for your pet.
Dogs and Cats: For glaucoma: 5-10 mg/kg, Every 8-12 hours, by mouth. For other dosage information see your veterinarian.