If you have been diagnosed with open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension, your doctor can recommend a prescription for Neptazane, a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. If, for some reason, the aqueous humor is blocked from draining out of your eye at the same time new fluid is flowing in, pressure can build in your eyeball and cause nerve damage unless diagnosed and treated right away. It’s important to reduce the fluid called aqueous humor in your eyeball before any permanent damage occurs.
When taken as directed, Neptazane inhibits the activity of a certain enzyme called carbonic anhydrase which plays a key role in regulating the pH and fluid balance in various parts of your body, including your eyes. Neptazane or generic Methazolamine slows downs the incoming fluid to relieve this pressure and save your eyesight. There is no cure for glaucoma, only treatments that can help prevent more damage from occurring. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
Ocular hypertension is usually only found during an ophthalmic exam. This could be the precursor to glaucoma if you don’t have your eyes checked routinely. There are no outward signs or symptoms to indicate that you have high intraocular pressure; if left undiagnosed or untreated it can result in glaucoma with permanent vision impairment.
Factors that are associated with high intraocular pressure are the same as those for glaucoma, such as a disruption of the fluid entering or draining from your eye, certain drugs, trauma or injury to your eye, and even your family history can be a good reason for visiting your ophthalmologist.
Talk to your doctor about any health risks involved if you are using Neptazane while pregnant, if you become pregnant, or are breast feeding to be certain your unborn or nursing baby will not be harmed. Discuss other medical conditions you have and list any current over the counter and Rx medicine you are taking, including herbal remedies and vitamin or dietary supplements. This will help your doctor determine if Neptazane is the right drug for you.
You should avoid driving, operating machinery, or other unsafe tasks until you know how your body will react to Neptazane. Any vision changes you experience are usually only temporary but you should visit your doctor if it persists. If you are diabetic, monitor your glucose levels often as Neptazane could affect your blood glucose levels and you may need to have your doctor adjust the dosage of your diabetes meds .