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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Neurology 14 years experience
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Ophthalmology 33 years experience
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 your eye doctor. In some severe cases, medications can be used even if risky, under close supervision. Different meds can affect pressure differently.
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Last updated Nov 23, 2014
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