Used in combination with other medicines, Iopar 250Mg Capsule Sr is used to treat various kinds of edema, epilepsy and glaucoma. It is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It increases the amount of water absorbed and removed by the kidney, reduces the fluid pressure in the eyeball by decreasing its formation, and blocks nerve discharges that cause seizures.
It is also prescribed as a diuretic, adjunct treatment of refractory seizures and acute altitude sickness; centrencephalic epilepsies (sustained release not recommended for anticonvulsant).
If your blood has low levels of potassium and sodium, or if you have adrenal gland problems or if you have high levels of chloride or other electrolyte problems, then Iopar 250Mg Capsule Sr is not to be prescribed. Taking aspirin alongside may increase the chance of Iopar 250Mg Capsule Sr’s side effects.
Iopar 250Mg Capsule Sr is taken with or without food from the mouth. It is recommended that you drink plenty of water while taking this medicine. If a stomach upset occurs while taking it, take it with some food so as to reduce irritation.
Some of the common side effects of Iopar 250Mg Capsule Sr are changes in taste, drowsiness, blurred vision, frequent urination, vomiting and diarrhea. Consult a doctor immediately if you experience severe allergic reactions, blood in the urine, convulsions, fever, etc.
Symptoms of overdose include low blood sugar, tingling of lips and tongue, nausea, yawning, confusion, agitation, tachycardia, sweating, convulsions, stupor, and coma. Hypoglycemia should be managed with 50 mL I.V. dextrose 50% followed immediately with a continuous infusion of 10% dextrose in water (administer at a rate sufficient enough to approach a serum glucose level of 100 mg/dL).
The use of corticosteroids to treat hypoglycemia is controversial, however, the addition of 100 mg of hydrocortisone to the dextrose infusion may prove helpful. Take as directed; do not chew or crush long-acting capsule (contents may be sprinkled on soft food). You will need periodic ophthalmic examinations while taking this medication.
Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.
The primary use of this medication is as follows:
Common side effects of this medicine include:
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose of Acetazolamide, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
The hindrance of carbonic anhydrase within the central nervous system results in the anticonvulsant activity of this medication. This resultantly lowers the tension brought on by the presence of carbon dioxide in the lung alveoli.