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What is Neptazane (Methazolamide) prescribed for?

Glaucoma is a condition that damages the eye’s optic nerve, and eventually gets worse over time. And it’s often linked to a buildup of pressure inside the eye. It is a condition that often tends to run in families, and it is something you usually don’t get until later in life.

The increased pressure in your eye can damage your optic nerve, which sends the images to your brain. If the damage worsens, it can lead to permanent vision loss or total blindness within a few years.

This condition is often linked to the buildup of pressure inside the eye. By lowering the high pressure within the eye can help prevent blindness, vision loss, and nerve damage. To prevent further damage, this medication works by decreasing the production of fluid inside your eye.

This medication is to be taken by mouth, usually 2 to 3 times a day. If a upset stomach occurs, you may take this medication with food. And while on this medication, to reduce any side effects, it’s best to drink plenty of fluids.

Remember the dosage is based on your medical condition, and your response to the treatment. Use this medication on a regular basis to gain the most benefit.


Before taking this medication, it is best to advise your doctor if you are allergic to Methazolamide; or to any other medications or allergies in general.

Before taking this medication, it is for the best to inform your doctor of your Medical history. Report any of these conditions, if you have any of the follow; adrenal gland problems (such as Addison's disease), liver disease (such as cirrhosis), breathing problems (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD, emphysema, lung infection), diabetes, gout, kidney problems (such as history of kidney stones), untreated mineral imbalance (such as low sodium/potassium, hyperchloremic acidosis), overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism).

This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Limit your time in the sun. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Tell your doctor right away if you get sunburned or have skin blisters/redness.

Side Effects

Some of these side effects may occur when taking this medication; they are as follows; Nausea, loss of appetite, change in taste, vomiting, diarrhea, frequent urination, dizziness, drowsiness, or tiredness may occur as your body adjusts to the medication. However if any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor right away.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, such as: signs of kidney stones (such as painful urination, fever, chills, pink/bloody urine), signs of infection (such as sore throat that doesn't go away, fever, chills), easy bleeding/bruising, numbness or tingling of hands/feet, ringing in the ears.

Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, such as: nausea/vomiting that doesn't stop, loss of appetite, stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing of eyes/skin, dark urine, confusion, fast/pounding heartbeat, seizures.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, such as: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.


What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?

There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before stop taking this medication.


 What is the best dosage to take?

The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment. Work with your doctor closely for dosage and dosing schedules.


 What happens if I miss a dose?

You should take the missed dose as soon as you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next scheduled dose to avoid overlapping in the dose.


 What is the best way to store this medication?

This medication is stored at room temperature and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in the wastebasket. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication, speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.

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