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Are prescription medications available for pseudotumor cerebri?

Yes, prescription medications for pseudotumor cerebri include potent diuretics like furosemide. Migraine medication is also prescribed in dealing with the symptomatic headaches. Acetazolamide is often the first drug that is prescribed in dealing with pseudotumor cerebri. This medication decreases the amount of cerebrospinal fluid. Side effects of it may be fatigue, kidney stones, and an upset stomach.

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How many people suffer from pseudotumor cerebri?
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About 1 in every 100,000 people will be affected by pseudotumor cerebri. It is most common in menstr...
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Are there other names for pseudotumor cerebri?
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Yes, there are other names for pseudotumor cerebri. It can be referred to as idiopathic intracranial...
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What is pseudotumor cerebri?
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Pseudotumor cerebri is a condition in which the pressure within the skull (intracranial pressure) in...
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Is pseudotumor cerebri serious?
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Yes, pseudotumor cerebri is serious. It can lead to permanent blindness. It is very important that t...
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