What are Methazolamide Tablets for Dogs and Cats?
- Methazolamide is a prescripion medication used to treat glaucoma in dogs and cats.
- Glaucoma is caused by increased pressure in the eye that, over time, can damage the optic nerve and cause blindness.
- If your veterinarian diagnoses your dog with glaucoma, they may prescribe Methazolamide to slow the disease, as a preparation for surgery, or to prevent or delay the onset of the disease in the healthy eye.
Why do cats and dogs use Methazolamide?
- Glaucoma in dogs can cause permanent damage and blindness.
- Veterinarians prescribe Methazolamide Tablets to slow the progression of the disease by lowering pressure in the eye caused by excess fluid.
What else should I know about Methazolamide?
- Treats glaucoma in dogs.
- Reduces pressure in the eye.
What problems could my dog or cat have with Methazolamide?
- Common side effects include vomiting, lack of appetite, diarrhea, and tiredness.
How do you use Methazolamide?
- Methazolamide can be given with or without food. Follow your veterinarian's instructions.
What is in Methazolamide?
- The drug Methazolamide is a type of carbonic anhydrase inhibitor.
- It works by lowering pressure in the eye (“intraocular pressure”) caused by increased fluid produced in the eye.
Will I get what I see in the picture?
- Methazolamide is sold as an FDA approved generic drug. Brand may vary from order to order and variation to variation. We are unable to guarantee which brand will be available at the time of order shipment.
Is it important for my dog or cat to finish all of the Methazolamide?
- Dogs and cats may use Methazolamide for different lengths of time. Please consult your veterinarian if you have any questions.
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Side effects? My Cairn terrier is 100 years old in dog years. She has been prescribed Dorzolamide Hydrochloride and Timmoiol Maleate opthamalic solution in both eyes 3 times a day. Administration of drops 3 times a day isnt working well. It isn't realistic and she could be injured because even though we muzzle and restrain her she still resists. Can we substitute thie oral medication for drops? Can we get this prescription since we're already prescribed this by our vet? Thank you?
Due to cost and fewer adverse events, topical carbonic anhydrase inhibitors such as dorzolamide are generally recommended over oral versions such as methazolamide. Methazolamide side effects may include vomiting, diarrhea, lack of appetite, heavy panting, sedation and/or excitement. Please speak with your veterinarian. They may be able to provide administration tips for easier application of the eye drops or determine that changing to Methazolamide (Generic) Tablets would be appropriate for your pet. Methazolamide (Generic) Tablets would require a new prescription from your veterinarian prior to dispensing.Verified Answer