Iopar SR 250mg
About Iopar-SR 250 mg
Iopar SR tablet is an oral medication for the treatment of Glaucoma.
Iopar SR contains Acetazolamide 250 mg, which reduces the pressure in the eye. Increased eye pressure can lead to loss of vision.
This medication is also prescribed for treating other health conditions, such as Acute mountain sickness, Epilepsy and Edema.
Iopar-SR capsule is only available with a prescription and a doctor's recommendation. You can easily buy Acetazolamide 250 mg from WowRxPharmacy.
Isopar SR Tablet Uses
Isopar SR is used for treating an eye condition known as Glaucoma.
The group of eye conditions known as Glaucoma causes damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve transmits visual data from the eye to the brain and is essential for good vision.
High intraocular pressure frequently causes damage to the optic nerve. Glaucoma can also occur with normal pressure in the eye.
Isopar SR 250 mg reduces the amount of fluid in the eye, thereby decreasing the pressure.
Doctors also prescribe this medicine for treating conditions like Edema (An abnormal accumulation of fluid associated with congestive heart failure) and Epilepsy (Uncontrolled and abnormal nerve activity in your brain, causing fits and seizures).
How does Acetazolamide 250 mg work
Acetazolamide (Isopar SR) tablet belongs to the class of medications known as Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitor.
It helps cause a reduction of Aqueous Humor production in the eye.
Aqueous humor is the transparent fluid in the anterior chamber of the eye. It nourishes and maintains the eye's inflated state.
Constantly, the eye produces a small amount of Aqueous Humor, which flows out of the drainage angle through the trabecular meshwork.
Iopar-SR 250 mg comes with highly positive reviews and is a recommended medicine for Glaucoma.
Isopar SR tablet with Acetazolamide is an oral medication. Take it as per your doctor’s instructions.
How to take
Follow these instructions while taking the medicine:
- Swallow the pill whole. Not to be chewed, crushed, or broken
- Take this medication according to your doctor's prescribed dosage and duration
- The Iopar-SR pills may be taken with or without food, but it is preferable to take them at a set time each day
Take the Iopar-SR Capsule as soon as you remember if you forget to take it. If the next scheduled dose is due soon, skip the missed dose.
Do not take an additional Iopar-SR tablet to make up for a missed one.
Never exceed the recommended dosage. Seek immediate medical attention if you suspect an Iopar-SR 250 mg tablet overdose.
Strengths and Substitutes
Check with your doctor before self-medicating on this medicine for treating Glaucoma.
Depending on your condition, your doctor may prescribe eye drops for reducing eye pressure:
- Brinolar 1% Eye Drop
- Dorzox T Eye Drop
- Iotim 0.5% Eye Drops
- Brimodin 5 ml
Acetazolamide 250 mg Side Effects
Some side effects of the Iopar-SR tablet are:
- Loss of appetite
- Decrease in sexual drive
- Sore throat
- Fever and cough
- Change in taste
- Ringing or buzzing in the ears
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Yellowing of skin and eyes
- Numbness, tingling in arms or legs
- Increased thirst
- Increased urination frequency
- Blood in urine
Every medicine may interact differently with every person. It is essential to check with a medical health expert before taking any medication.
Here are a few interactions of Isopar-SR:
Do not take Acetazolamide 2if you also take any of the following medicines:
- Choline salicylate
- Sodium biphosphate
- Magnesium salicylate
Consult a physician before taking Isopar SR capsules if you have any of the below-mentioned health conditions:
- Metabolic acidosis
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Bone Marrow Depression/Blood Dyscrasias
- Respiratory acidosis
Here are a few things to consider before taking Acetazolamide 250 mg for treating Glaucoma:
- Iopar-SR pills can cause extreme drowsiness. Use caution while driving or performing any task requiring concentration
- It may induce tingling in the hands and feet. Consume potassium-rich foods (bananas and coconut water) and have your potassium levels regularly checked
- This medication may increase your urination frequency. Therefore, the last dose of the day should be taken in the early evening to prevent nighttime urination
- Iopar-SR capsules are contraindicated in children younger than 12 years of age
Keep these tablets below 30 degrees Celsius. Store away from children and pets.
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of drug is Acetazolamide?
Acetazolamide 250 mg is a Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitor medication used to treat several illnesses. It causes carbonic acid accumulation by preventing its breakdown.
Can I drink alcohol while taking Acetazolamide?
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Iopar SR (Acetazolamide 250 mg), as it may cause excessive dizziness and drowsiness.
Can I drink coffee with Acetazolamide?
It is best to avoid coffee, spicy food or alcohol. Iopar SR 250 mg tablet may irritate the stomach and should be taken with food. It is recommended to drink plenty of water while using this medication.