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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Wu
21 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 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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Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Speak with your doc: Certain antidepressants have been associated with causing narrow angles to worsen. This can increase your risk of an acute narrow angle glaucoma attac ... Read More
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Dr. Harvey Fishman
20 years experience Ophthalmology
None until you check: Several can induce or exacerbate narrow angles . Check with your eye md first.
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 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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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
15 years experience Psychiatry
Can trigger episode: Xanax (alprazolam) can cause involuntary twitching of muscle fibers. If you have acute narrow angle glaucoma, where the fluid in your eye has trouble ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
25 years experience Psychiatry
May raise pressure: Xanax (alprazolam) can cause intraocular pressure in the eyes to go up. Even though it is generally a muscle relaxant, it may cause muscle spasms in t ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
They can: People who have narrow-angle glaucoma can be cured with a simple laser procedure, and then there is limitation on drug use.
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 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Glaucoma: If the iridotomies were successful and patent (open and functioning) there should be no problem with taking these medicines.
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