Acetazolamide Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Feeling Of General Discomfort Called Malaise
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Low Energy
  • Nausea
  • Taste Impairment
  • Vomiting

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Bloody Urine
  • Depression
  • Kidney Stones
  • The Appearance Of Crystals In The Urine

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Drowsiness
  • Low Amount Of Sodium In The Blood

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Blockage Of The Bile Duct That Resulting In High Bilirubin Levels
  • A Blood Disorder
  • A Condition Where There Is Excess Sugar In The Urine
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Type Of Blood Disorder Where The Red Blood Cells Burst
  • A Type Of Blood Disorder With A Decrease In All Types Of Blood Cells Called Pancytopenia
  • A Yellowing Of The Eyes Or Skin From Buildup Of Bilirubin Called Jaundice
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Acidosis, A High Level Of Acid In The Blood
  • Black Tarry Stools
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Kidney Failure
  • Liver Tissue Death
  • Low Amount Of Potassium In The Blood
  • Low Blood Counts Due To Bone Marrow Failure
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Low Platelet Count And Bleeding From Immune Response
  • Paralysis Of The Skeletal Muscles
  • Seizures
  • Very Low Levels Of Granulocytes, A Type Of White Blood Cell

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Distorted Sense Of Smell Called Parosmia
  • A Hearing Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Head Pain
  • Hives
  • Increased Sensitivity Of The Skin To The Sun
  • Loss Of Muscle Coordination
  • Nearsightedness
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Reactions At The Site Of The Injection
  • Ringing In The Ears
  • Skin Redness

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