Acetazolamide ER 500 mg PER CAPSULE

Acetazolamide ER 500 mg PER CAPSULE
List Price: $1.25
Sale Price: $0.50
Code: aceer500
Enter pet & vet info at checkout
  • Let us contact your vet for you
  • Have your vet call or fax us
  • Mail us the original prescription

Product Info:

Acetazolamide Extended-Release is used to treat hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP), a genetic disease of the neuromuscular system. Acetazolamide is also used to treat glaucoma. Acetazolamide is a diuretic commonly used in horses, it is also used for adjunctive treatment of metabolic alkalosis or glaucoma in dogs and cats


Horses, Dogs and Cats


  • Easy-to-give tablet form
  • Treatment for hyperkalemic periodic paralysis
  • Diuretic that may also be used to treat glaucoma

How it works:

Acetazolamide treats glaucoma in dogs and cats. Glaucoma is a disease of the eye which causes increased intraocular pressure and impairs vision. Acetazolamide is also used as a diuretic and to treat cerebrospinal fluid. It inhibits the enzyme carbonic anhydrase, thus reducing intraocular pressure and increasing urine alkalinity.


Should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

Use as directed by your veterinarian, and follow all instructions printed on the prescription label. Dosage varies based on the condition being treated and response to treatment. Ask your veterinarian for appropriate dosing information. Give this medication with food if stomach upset occurs.


Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Use with caution in pets suffering from abnormal electrolyte levels, angle closure glaucoma, diabetes, hepatic disease, pulmonary obstructive disorders, or renal disease.Use with caution if your pet is pregnant or nursing. Do not use acetazolamide in pets with a known allergy to sulfonamide. This drug may interact with some other medications. Therefore, inform your veterinarian of any and all medications your pet may be taking. This is especially important if your pet is currently taking aspirin, corticosteroids, cyclosporine, digoxin, insulin, or phenobarbital.

Possible side effects:

Adverse reactions and serious side effects are rare, however, they can occur. In the case of a more serious reaction, seek immediate veterinary attention. Signs of an adverse reaction or serious side effect can include changes in behavior, rapid breathing, 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.