Acetazolamide is a diuretic used primarily to treat hyperkalemic periodic
paralysis (HYPP), a genetic disease of the neuromuscular system in horses. Also used
to decrease intraocular pressure in the treatment of glaucoma in dogs and cats.
Paralysis Disease (HYPP) is a muscular disease that affects both horses and
humans causing muscle weakness and tremors, sweating and difficulty breathing.Adverse Effects:
Acetazolamide can potentially produce
hypokalemia in some patients.
Contraindications and Precautions:
Do not use in patients with acidemia. Use with
caution in any animals sensitive to sulfonamides.
Dosage and Directions:
Dogs and Cats: For glaucoma: 5-10 mg/kg, Every
8-12 hours, by mouth. For other dosage information see your veterinarian. When used to treat glaucoma, monitor patient's ocular pressure.
Horse: Administer acetazolamide orally (3 mg/kg). This
is usually 6 to 8 tablets if the tablets are 250 mg each. Acetazolamide
increases potassium excretion from the kidney and also affects glucose
For severe attacks, immediate veterinary
attention is necessary. If the horse is down and unable to stand, contact your veterinarian immediately.
How Supplied: 250 mg, 100 tablets
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