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Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors

Pill: Diamox, Neptazane
Eye drop: Trusopt, Azopt
Purpose: Decreases production of intraocular fluid.

Side effects of the pill forms of these medications can include tingling or loss of strength of the hands and feet, upset stomach, mental fuzziness, memory problems, depression, kidney stones, and frequent urination. Side effects of the eye drop include stinging, burning and other eye discomfort. It is not clear yet whether Trusopt will be as potent or as effective as Diamox and Neptazane.