Can I drink alcohol or smoke Marijuana while on Acetazolamide?

Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 in Brain and Spine
Question: Can I smoke weed/marijuana or drink alcohol while taking 1000mg of Acetazolamide? I have IIH just for your information.
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You should not use marijuana/alcohol while on acetazolamide.

Detailed Answer:


Acetazolamide itself may impair alertness and/or physical coordination, so, it should be avoided simultaneous use with other substances that alter the alertness including marijuana and alcohol.

So, you cannot smoke marijuana or use alcohol while using acetazolamide.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care.
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Follow up: Dr. Erion Spaho 9 hours later
Thank you for your reply.

How about if I stopped taking Acetazolamide? Will it be ok to then drink alcohol or smoke marijuana/weed?

And if so, how long after I stop taking the medicine can I do so?
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 16 hours later
Brief Answer:
Read below.

Detailed Answer:


You understand that I as a licensed Doctor should discourage you to use marijuana or alcohol.

However, if you will use alcohol, it is necessary to stop acetazolamide at least for two days.

Discuss with your Doctor if you decide to stop acetazolamide.

Hope I helped you.

Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Dr. Erion Spaho

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