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Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors

What are Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors

Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors cause increased excretion of bicarbonate with accompanying sodium, potassium and water, resulting in an increased flow of alkaline urine. They inhibit transport of bicarbonate into the interstitium from the proximal convoluted tubule. Therefore less sodium is reabsorbed, causing greater sodium, bicarbonate and water loss in the urine.

These agents are used more to treat glaucoma, as they tend to reduce the formation of aqueous humor.

List of Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors:

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dichlorphenamide systemic (Pro, More...)
1 review
acetazolamide systemic (Pro, More...)
91 reviews
methazolamide systemic (Pro, More...)
0 reviews