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A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Wu
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Glaucoma: For glaucoma patients, it may be wise to avoid citalopram (celexa) and Imipramine (tofranil). Ask your glaucoma doctor what medicine is safe for your ... Read More
Dr. Richard Lehrer
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Many antidepressants are in the category of tricyclics and others which can cause worsening of narrow angle glaucoma. It is important to check with y ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: The use of antidepressants in glaucoma patients depends on how open their "angle" is . Many open angle glaucoma patients can use any antidepressant b ... Read More
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Many safe for glauco: Many are safe for glaucoma. Celexa, prozac, lexapro, zoloft, wellbutrin, (bupropion) and lamictal. With any others i would consult with your ophthalmo ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Glaucoma: Any antidepressants with mo side-effect of raising pressure in eyes, such as wellbutrin (bupropion).
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Dr. Bud Kurwa answered
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Bad question: One does not normally walk around with acute narrow angle glaucoma because the pressure can reach 60 to 90 and this will blind the person within hours ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Wu
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Glaucoma: If the glaucoma has been treated with laser pi, and the eye pressure is ok, then it is ok to take the antidepressants, as long as your ophthalmologist ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
46 years experience Ophthalmology
Angle-closure : Angle-closure glaucoma is treated with a laser iridotomy. This procedure will take 5 to 10 minutes. It will create a tiny hole in the iris (colored ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: When prescribed under the supervision of a trained physician, antidepressants are safe and effective.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Relatively: All medications have risks. However, most antidepressants can be used safely, and there is nothing about the physical make-up of younger adults that w ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
22 years experience Psychiatry
Probably: The answer depends on the two medications and your general physical health. However, in general this combination is not contraindicated. Call you do ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
No drug is without: ...some side effect to balance its benefit. That being said, we can more accurately address your concern if you share what longstanding antidepressant ... Read More

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