Acetazolamide Tablet

Common Brands Diamox (brand no longer available)
Drug Class
Carbonic anhydrase inhibitor
Controlled Substance Classification
Not a controlled medication
Generic Status
Lower-cost generic available
Availability
Prescription only
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Medically reviewed by Daisy Chau, PharmD last update on 20/12/2023

Overview

Acetazolamide is a medication that belongs to the carbonic anhydrase inhibitor class. It is commonly prescribed to treat various medical conditions, primarily those related to fluid retention and certain types of glaucoma. 

Acetazolamide acts primarily by inhibiting carbonic anhydrase, an enzyme involved in the regulation of bicarbonate and hydrogen ion concentrations. By doing so, it affects various physiological processes, leading to its therapeutic effects.

DRUG STATUS

Availability

Prescription only

Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy