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Generic Name
Acetazolamide
Trade Name
Diamox SR
Risk Category
C
  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • For adjunctive treatment of: edema due to congestive heart failure; drug-induced edema; centrencephalic epilepsies (petit mal, unlocalized seizures); chronic simple (open-angle) glaucoma, secondary glaucoma, and preoperatively in acute angle-closure glaucoma where delay of surgery is desired in order to lower intraocular pressure.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Acetazolamide, administered orally or parenterally, has been shown to be teratogenic (defects of the limbs) in mice, rats, hamsters and rabbits.
  • There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
  • Acetazolamide should be used in pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Because of the potential for serious adverse reaction in nursing infants from Acetazolamide, a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or to discontinue the drug taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.
  • Acetazolamide should only be used by nursing women if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the child.
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