5 patient evaluations for Acetazolamide with a burden rating of Not at all hard to take

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Mar 12, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for dizziness)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication helps my CADASIL symptoms of headache, dizziness, nausea, and lightheadedness.

  • 1 helpful mark

Mar 1, 2011 (Started Jun 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for weight loss)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 14, 2009 (Started Jun 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for weight loss)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I don't know why a drug meant for altitude sickness has the effect of helping me lose the weight I gained on a higher dose of Mirapex, but it seems to be working. I've lost 4 or 5 pounds in the month I've been on it.

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2010 (Started Apr 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for diuretic)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It made me very tired, weak, drained, did not notice the diurectic effects any different than before taking it, actually voiding seemed to be harder and less at the time I quit taking this drug. There was a huge difference in how I felt, which was so much better after I got off it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 30, 2009 (Started Aug 28, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 20, 2009 (Started Nov 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for spinal fluid pressure)
  • Side effects
    Severe (head pain, burning sensation in soles of feet, numbness in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 375 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in hands, burning sensation in soles of feet, head pain, head pain

Nov 30, 2009 (Started Nov 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for spinal fluid pressure)
  • Side effects
    Severe (head pain, burning sensation in soles of feet, numbness in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 375 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: unexpected dizziness, head pressure changed but head pain increased dramatically. Took medication for three weeks but started having unusual head pains and spikes. I was unable to get up in the mornings and morphine didn't even help. Concerned about migraine strokes I slowly removed myself back off of this medication, pressure and pain returned to a tolerable level for the moment.
Side effects: numbness in hands, burning sensation in soles of feet, head pain, head pain

  • 0 helpful marks
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