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    What causes pink urine after taking Acetazolamide?

Posted on Thu, 17 Aug 2017 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Question: I started taking acetazolamide Monday. Today I passed brown urine followed by pink urine. I was told I previously had hives from the drug, probably 62 years ago. I'm 65. And am in Keystone XXXXXXX at a conference. At the previous year's conference I missed most of it due to altitude sickness. I was fine until the hematuria.

Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Please stop acetazolamide immediately

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ms, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns.

But I would recommend that you stop the acetazolamide immediately as all the symptoms you are experiencing seems likely to be a reaction to acetazolamide. You should refer to your doctor to get a prescription for another preparation to relieve altitude sickness such as Promethazine.

I hope I answered your question..

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 49 minutes later
Thank you, Dr Shoman. I had already made the decision to stop. I'm glad I don't need a medical face-to-face encounter as indicated in several references I read before asking WebMD.
Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It has been a pleasure helping you

Detailed Answer:
You are most welcome,

If you don't have any other clarifications then you may close the discussion.

Kind regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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