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Are you saying wellbutrin is safe to take if one has glaucoma? cymbalta (duloxetine) has increased the pressure and i am looking for a safe substitute

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Dr. John Baker answered

Specializes in Neurology

There is caution recommended for Cymbalta (duloxetine) in people with 'uncontrolled' angle closure glaucoma, not open angle glaucoma. Wellbutrin is not a common problem with any glaucoma.

Answered Nov 23, 2014

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Dr. Richard Lehrer answered

Specializes in Glaucoma

Many antidepressants are in the category of tricyclics and others which can cause worsening of narrow angle glaucoma. It is important to check with your eye doctor. In some severe cases, medications can be used even if risky, under close supervision. Different meds can affect pressure differently.

Answered Dec 9, 2013

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