methazolamide - oral, Neptazane
GENERIC NAME: METHAZOLAMIDE - ORAL (meth-uh-ZOHL-uh-mide)
BRAND NAME(S): Neptazane
USES: This medication is used in combination with other medications to treat high pressure inside the eye due to certain types of glaucoma. Lowering high pressure inside the eye helps to prevent blindness, vision loss, and nerve damage. Methazolamide belongs to a class of drugs known as carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. It works by decreasing the production of fluid inside the eye.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth, usually 2 or 3 times daily or as directed by your doctor. This medication may be taken with food if stomach upset occurs. To decrease the risk for certain side effects (e.g., kidney stones), drink plenty of fluids unless otherwise directed by your doctor.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. Most people with glaucoma or high pressure in the eyes do not have any symptoms. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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