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Iopar SR 250

Acetazolamide is a carbonic anhydrase (a type of body protein) inhibitor drug that lowers the activity of this protein. It is a water pill or diuretic that reduces the amount of fluid that can build up in the eye and increase intraocular pressure (fluid pressure in the eye).

It is prescribed for the treatment of glaucoma. Other uses of this medication are to prevent acute mountain sickness (altitude sickness) as well as being a part of a treatment sometimes for congestive heart failure and seizure disorders. It may also be given for conditions not listed here.

Acetazolamide is sold under various trade names, a couple of which are Diamox and Iopar (made by FDC).

Iopar SR Capsule is a medicine used to reduce pressure in the eyes. This pressure can be caused by or lead to an illness called glaucoma.

If the pressure in your eye is too high it can damage your sight. Iopar-SR Capsule works by decreasing the amount of fluid inside the eye.

You can take Iopar SR Capsule with or without food. The dose will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine.

Try to take it at the same time each day. It is important to keep taking this medicine until your doctor tells you not to. Use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit from it even if you feel well.

The most common side effect is headache. Other side effects include feeling tired, dizziness, and taste change. Make sure you read the leaflet that comes with your medicines and tell your doctor if you are bothered by side effects or they do not go away.

It may be possible to adjust your dose or try a different medicine. This drug is not recommended during pregnancy and you should ask your doctor before taking it if you have kidney or liver disease, heart trouble or diabetes.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ACETAZOLAMIDE:

Seek immediate medical attention if you get any of these conditions while taking Acetazolamide (Diamox, Iopar): sore throat, fever, unusual bleeding or bruising, tingling or tremors in your hands or feet, pain in your side or groin area, or a rash. These symptoms could be early signs of a serious side effect.

Take extra care while driving or doing anything which requires a high level of alertness and attention. Acetazolamide may cause drowsiness or dizziness which may impact your thinking and reflexes.

Acetazolamide is a sulfa-based drug. If you have ever had an allergic reaction to sulfa drugs like sulfamethoxazole, then taking Acetazolamide may also cause an allergic reaction.

Also prior to taking Acetazolamide, inform your doctor if you have any of these pre existing conditions: liver, kidney, heart, or lung disease, or if you are taking aspirin.

You may not be able to take Acetazolamide safely on top of these conditions or you may need a lower than usual dosage of this medication.

Acetazolamide is an FDA pregnancy category C drug. It is not known if this medication can harm an unborn baby if it is used while being pregnant. It can pass into breast milk.

However, it is not known whether it can harm a nursing baby. Notify your doctor in advance if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breast feeding a baby.

BEFORE TAKING ACETAZOLAMIDE:

Before taking Acetazolamide, take care of all precautions mentioned above. Discuss them with your doctor and clear all doubts which you may have about this drug.

HOW SHOULD I TAKE ACETAZOLAMIDE?

Take Acetazolamide (Diamox, Iopar) strictly as advised by your doctor. Don?t alter the course of the medication in any way, either by amount or by duration.

All medications come with a patient leaflet. Refer it for more details if you have any doubts, or call your doctor or pharmacist.

Take each dose of Acetazolamide with a glass of water. Take it with food to avoid any chances of stomach upset. Always store Acetazolamide medication in a cool and dry place.

WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE?

If you miss a dose of Acetazolamide, take it as soon as you remember it. However, skip the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is near. Don?t take extra medication or two doses near to each other, to compensate for the missed dose.

WHAT IF I OVERDOSE?

Get emergency medical attention or call the Doctor immediately if you take an overdose of Acetazolamide and experience serious symptoms which may include nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, dizziness, and fainting.

WHAT SHOULD I AVOID WHILE TAKING ACETAZOLAMIDE?

Your thinking capability and reflexes may be impacted after taking Acetazolamide. Take care while doing an activity that requires greater mental alertness and reflexes such as driving.

SIDE EFFECTS OF IOPAR SR 250MG:

COMMON

• Dizziness
• Light Headedness, Or Increased Urination
• Blurred Vision
• Dry Mouth
• Drowsiness
• Appetite Loss
• Stomach Upset
• Headache, And Tiredness

SERIOUS

• Increase Body Hair
• Hearing Loss
• Ringing In Ears
• Unusual Tiredness
• Persistent Nausea Or Vomiting, Or Severe Stomach Or Abdominal Pain

ACETAZOLAMIDE DOSING INFORMATION:

Acetazolamide dosage will be decided by your doctor and may differ from patient to patient. Dosage depends of lot of factors like age, sex, seriousness of the condition among several others. Follow your doctor?s instructions.

INTERACTION WITH OTHER DRUGS:

Some of the drugs which can interact with Acetazolamide are cyclosporine, primidone, diflunisal, lithium, aspirin, salsalate, choline salicylates, magnesium salicylates, and other drugs like aspirin.

These drugs can either increase the side effects of the respective medications or reduce their effectiveness. Some medications may also be removed from the body due to the interaction.

The list of drugs mentioned above is not a complete one and there may be other drugs which can interact with Acetazolamide.

Always consult your doctor before starting a new medication and before stopping or altering the course of any existing ones.

BENEFITS OF IOPAR CAPSULE SR

In Glaucoma

Iopar SR Capsule belongs to a group of medicines called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. It helps reduce pressure in your eyes that can lead to an illness called glaucoma.
If the pressure in your eye is too high, it can damage your sight. Take it regularly as prescribed by your doctor. If you stop taking it, the pressure in your eye will not be controlled. This could lead to a loss of sight.

SIDE EFFECTS OF IOPAR CAPSULE SR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Serve side effects of Iopar

  • Tingling sensation of extremity
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Taste change
  • Vomiting
  • Blood in urine
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Ringing in ear
  • Nausea
  • Polyuria
  • Transient myopia
  • Metabolic acidosis
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Red spots or bumps
  • Dark colored stool
  • Glycosuria
  • Hepatic insufficiency
  • Flaccid paralysis
  • Photosensitivity
  • Convulsion

HOW TO USE IOPAR CAPSULE SR

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Iopar SR Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

HOW IOPAR CAPSULE SR WORKS

Iopar SR Capsule is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It works in glaucoma by decreasing the production of aqueous humour (fluid in the eye), thereby lowering the increased eye pressure.

SAFETY ADVICE

warnings

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Iopar SR Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
warnings

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Iopar SR Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
warnings

Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Iopar SR Capsule is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Doses of up to 1000 mg daily produce low levels in milk and would not be expected to cause any harmful effects in breastfed babies.
warnings

Driving

UNSAFE
Iopar SR Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
.Iopar SR Capsule can occasionally cause short-sightedness, drowsiness or confusion which may affect your ability to drive.
warnings

Kidney

CAUTION
Iopar-SR Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Iopar SR Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Iopar SR Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
warnings

Liver

CAUTION
Iopar-SR Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Iopar-SR Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Iopar-SR Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.

FAQs

Q. What does Iopar-SR Capsule do?

Iopar-SR Capsule reduces the pressure inside the eyes, known as intraocular pressure. This helps to reduce the risk of damage to the optic nerve responsible for normal vision. If the pressure in the eye is not controlled, it can gradually lead to blindness. Iopar-SR Capsule effectively controls ocular hypertension and certain types of glaucoma by decreasing the pressure in the eyes.

Q. Who should not take Iopar-SR Capsule?

You should not take Iopar-SR Capsule if you have or ever had cirrhosis, severe liver or kidney disease, an electrolyte imbalance, adrenal gland failure, or an allergy to Iopar-SR Capsule or sulfa drugs. Also, let your doctor know if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or are breastfeeding to avoid any harmful effect on your baby.

Q. Is Iopar-SR Capsule effective?

Iopar-SR Capsule is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Iopar-SR Capsule too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. I feel better now, can I stop using Iopar-SR Capsule?

No, you should not stop using Iopar SR Capsule suddenly without talking to your doctor. This is because if you stop the medication before completing the treatment, your symptoms may return or even worsen. Use Iopar SR Capsule in the dose and duration advised by your doctor to get maximum benefit of Iopar SR Capsule.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Iopar-SR Capsule?

If you forget a dose of Iopar SR Capsule, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take it in the regular schedule instead of taking the missed dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

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