Methazolamide Pet Medication
- Availability: Prescription
- Active Ingredient(s):
- What is Methazolamide used for?
Methazolamide is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor used by veterinarians to treat glaucoma.
- How Methazolamide should be used?
Methazolamide is not FDA approved for use in animals; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use this medication in dogs. The usual dose for dogs is 10mg/pound 2 or 3 times a day.
- What are the side effects?
The side effects of methazolamide may include GI disturbances, drowsiness, depression or excitement, changes in urination, diabetes, rash or hypersensitivity reaction.
- What special precautions are there?
Do not use this product in animals with kidney or liver disease, Cushing’s Disease, or electrolyte imbalances. Use with caution when given with primidone, phenytoin, quinidine, phenobarbital, methenamine, corticosteroids and digitalis. Give this product with food if GI upset occurs. Contact a veterinarian if abnormal bleeding or bruising occurs or if the animal develops tremors or a rash.
- In the event of overdose?
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.
- How should I store Methazolamide?
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store tablets at room temperature, away from excess heat, light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Keep this medication out of the reach of children and pets.
Disclaimer: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and should NOT be considered veterinary advice. Any veterinary questions should be referred to your veterinarian. This information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. Please make your own inquiries with your veterinarian for the suitability of a product for your pet.