Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors (Systemic)
Side Effects of This Medicine
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects.
Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may
need medical attention.
Also, check with your doctor
as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
Bloody or black, tarry stools; clumsiness
or unsteadiness; confusion; convulsions (seizures); darkening of urine; fever; hives, itching of skin, skin
rash, or sores; muscle weakness (severe); pale stools; ringing or buzzing in the
ears; sore throat; trembling; unusual bruising or bleeding; yellow eyes or skin
Symptoms of too much potassium loss
Dryness of mouth; increased thirst; irregular heartbeats; mood or mental
changes; muscle cramps or pain; nausea or vomiting; unusual tiredness or weakness; weak pulse
Also, check with your doctor if you have any changes
in your vision (especially problems with seeing faraway objects) when you
first begin taking this medicine.
Other side effects may occur that usually do
not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment
as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any
of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:
Diarrhea; general feeling of discomfort
or illness; increase in frequency of urination or
amount of urine (rare with methazolamide); loss of
appetite; metallic taste in mouth; nausea or vomiting; numbness, tingling, or burning
in hands, fingers, feet, toes, mouth, lips, tongue, or anus; weight loss
Other side effects not
listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects,
check with your doctor.