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Is glycopyrrolate contraindicated in narrow angle glaucoma Why

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Leng
15 years experience Ophthalmology
Maybe: Glycopyrrolate is an antimuscarinic agent and could make your pupils dilate. If you have an angle prone to acute angle closure, this drug could induc ... Read More
Dr. Federico Mattioli
24 years experience LASIK Surgery
Yes: This class of medicines can cause pupil dilation which can cause an already narrow angle to become more narrow possibly blocking enough outward eye fl ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
12 years experience Family Medicine
Dilation: Glucopyrrolate has a dilating effect on the eyes which can worsen the symptoms of glaucoma by increasing the pressure in the eye.
Dr. Constance Okeke
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Open angles are okay: Glycopyrrolate is an anticholinergic, which has a potential effect on patients with NARROW angle glaucoma. The effects can transiently dilate the pup ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
It can increase IOP: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090328145710aa3jfbq it has anti-cholinergic properties that can cause intra-ocular pressure in the eye ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
No: You should not take Zyrtec (cetirizine) if you have narrow angle glaucoma.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Valium: As muscle relaxant, it widens opening behind eye which increases pressure inside the eye which is a term for glaucoma.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Of course: If you know you have narrow angle glaucoma, you probably have had the diagnosis made and the treatment (laser peripheral iridotomy) already administer ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: It is best to remove contact lens when administering glaucoma eye drops. Also contact lens may be more difficult to use after glaucoma trabeculectomy ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Xanax (alprazolam) is contraindicated in patients with a history of an acute angle-closure event.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Laser: Have you had laser peripheral iridotomy and/or goniotomy to prevent closure? The medications that can exacerbate angle closure are anything that dila ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Wu
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Glaucoma and xanax (alprazolam): Xanax (alprazolam) may cause increased pressure in the eyes. This may make glaucoma worse. Ask your local ophthalmologist if it is safe to use this ... Read More
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