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why valium cannot be used if you have narrow angle glaucoma?

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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.
Answered on Jun 28, 2012

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Need in person visit: Unfortunately on this platform we are not allowed to write for any controlled substances. Consider going to an urgent care clinic.

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