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Acetazolamide (International)

Note: In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Acetazolamide (acetazolamide systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: carbonic anhydrase inhibitor anticonvulsants, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors and is used to treat Edema, Epilepsy, Glaucoma, Hydrocephalus, Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis, Mountain Sickness / Altitude Sickness, Pseudotumor Cerebri and Seizure Prevention.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Glaucoma treatment

Carbonic anhydrase inhibitor

Diuretic agent

Chemical Names

N-(5-Sulfamoyl-1,3,4-tiadiazol-2-yl)acetamide (BAN, JAN)

2-Acetamido-1,3,4-tiadiazole-5-sulfonamide (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Acetazolamidum (Latin)
  • Acetazolamid (German)
  • Acétazolamide (French)
  • Acetazolamida (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Acetazolamide (OS: BAN, JAN)
  • Acétazolamide (OS: DCF)
  • RP 5172 (IS)
  • Acetazolamid (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Acetazolamide (PH: BP 2018, JP XVII, Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7, USP 41)
  • Acétazolamide (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Acetazolamidum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Acetazolamide Sodium (OS: JAN)
  • Acetazolamide Sodium (PH: USP 24)

Brand Names

  • Acemit
    Medphano, Germany
  • Acemox
    Acme, Bangladesh
  • Aceta
    Novoplos, Argentina
  • Acetak
    Akorn-Medifarma, Peru
  • Acetamex
    hi pharm, Egypt
  • Acetamide
    Micro Vision, India
  • Acetariv
    East African, India
  • Acetazol
    Hanlim, South Korea
  • Acetazolamax
    Pfoshen, Taiwan
  • Acetazolamid Agepha 250 mg
    Agepha, Austria
  • Acetazolamida
    AC Farma, Peru; Farmindustria, Peru; Medrock, Peru
  • Acetazolamida Arena
    Arena, Romania
  • Acetazolamida Kronos
    Kronos, Ecuador
  • Acetazolamida Lafedar
    Lafedar, Argentina
  • Acetazolamida Mintlab
    Mintlab Co., Chile
  • Acetazolamide
    Blumont, United Kingdom; Genuine, Taiwan; IFET, Greece; Laboratory & Allied Equipment, Kenya; LENIS, Slovenia; Remedica, Malta; Taiwan Veterans, Taiwan
  • Acetazolamide 250 mg Concordia
    Concordia, United Kingdom
  • Acetazolamide Remedica
    Remedica, Cyprus
  • Acetazolamide Sandoz
    Sandoz, Netherlands
  • Acetazolamide Sterimax
    SteriMax, Canada
  • Acetazolamide Synco
    Synco, Hong Kong
  • Apo-Acetazolamide
    Apotex, Hong Kong; Apotex, Singapore
  • Avva
    Intas, India
  • Azm
    Ethical, Pakistan
  • Azol
    New Chemical, Taiwan
  • Azomid
    Al Pharm, South Africa
  • Carbinib
    Edol, Portugal
  • Carbinib Retard
    Edol, Portugal
  • Cetamid
    Euro Generics, Philippines
  • Cetamoks
    Blumont, United Kingdom
  • Cidamex
    Cid, Egypt
  • Defiltran 10%
    CSP, France
  • Diabo
    Max Visión, Argentina
  • Diacarb
    Polpharma, Georgia; Polpharma, Lithuania; Polpharma, Latvia; Polpharma, Russian Federation
  • Diamox
    Abcur, Denmark; Abcur, Sweden; Arrow Pharmaceuticals, Australia; Concordia, United Kingdom; Medical Intertrade, Croatia (Hrvatska); Mercury, Malta; Mercury, Norway; Mercury Pharma, Belgium; Mercury Pharma, Germany; Mercury Pharma, Netherlands; Mercury Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Iceland; Pharmacy Retailing, New Zealand; Pharmafrica, South Africa; Sanofi Aventis, Tunisia; Sanofi-Aventis, Egypt; Sanofi-Aventis, France; Sanolabor, Slovenia; Sanwa Kagaku, Japan; Teofarma, Italy; Teva Branded Pharm, United States; União Química, Brazil; Wyeth, India
  • Diamox 250mg
    Amdipharm Mercury Compagny, Luxembourg; Mercury Pharmaceuticals, Austria
  • Diamox 500mg
    Vifor, Switzerland
  • Diamox SR
    Concordia, United Kingdom
  • Diazomid
    Sanofi-Aventis, Turkey
  • Diluran
    Sanolabor, Slovenia; Zentiva, Czech Republic; Zentiva, Slovakia
  • Diural 250
    Spefar, Uruguay
  • Diuramid
    Medana Pharma, Poland
  • Edemox
    Chiesi, Spain; IFET, Greece; LENIS, Slovenia
  • Edimox
    Gaco, Bangladesh
  • Evamox
    Donvalley, Pakistan
  • Glaucazol
    Medrock, Peru
  • Glaupax
    Erco, Kuwait; OmniVision, Germany
  • Glaupax 250mg
    OmniVision, Switzerland
  • Glauseta
    Sanbe, Indonesia
  • Hi Diure
    hi pharm, Egypt
  • Huma-Zolamide 250 mg
    Teva, Hungary
  • Iopar-SR
    FDC, India
  • Matro
    Vannier S.A., Argentina
  • Stazol
    Lasca, Paraguay
  • Uramox
    Taro, Israel
  • Zolmide
    Vista Pharma, Philippines
  • Acetazolamide
    Ben Venue, Israel
  • Acetazolamide Sterimax
    SteriMax, Canada
  • Diamox
    IFET, Greece; Mercury Pharma, Belgium; Mercury Pharma, Germany; Mercury Pharma, Netherlands
  • Diamox 250mg
    Vifor, Switzerland
  • Diamox 500mg
    Amdipharm Mercury Compagny, Luxembourg; Mercury Pharmaceuticals, Austria
  • Glaumox
    AFT, New Zealand; Phebra, Australia
  • Vetamox [veterinary use]
    Zoetis, United States


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

Important Notice: The international database is in BETA release. This means it is still under development and may contain inaccuracies. It is not intended as a substitute for the expertise and judgement of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of any medication in any country is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Consult with your healthcare professional before taking any medication.

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