Dichlorphenamide is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. Carbonic anhydrase is a protein in your body. Dichlorphenamide reduces the activity of this protein.
The Daranide brand of dichlorphenamide is used to treat glaucoma.
The Keveyis brand of dichlorphenamide is used to treat occasional paralysis (loss of movement) caused by high or low levels of potassium in your blood.
the first sign of any skin rash, no matter how mild;
accidental falls while taking Keveyis;
worsening of your paralysis symptoms while taking Keveyis;
confusion, thinking problems;
low potassium--leg cramps, constipation, irregular heartbeats, fluttering in your chest, extreme thirst, increased urination, numbness or tingling, muscle weakness or limp feeling; or
severe skin reaction--fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Accidental falls are more likely in older adults or in people who take high doses of Keveyis. Use caution to avoid falling or accidental injury while you are taking this medicine.
Common side effects may include:
nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite;
numbness or tingling; or
altered sense of taste.