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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
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What allergy medicine is safe for glaucoma patients?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
32M people helped
What allergy medicine is safe for glaucoma patients?

No risk: If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma, then all of the systemic allergy medications will not cause a problem. Any disclaimers relate to the uncommon angle closure glaucoma which your doctor has no doubt ruled out already if you have this diagnosis. ...Read more

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You are not alone. 50 million people in the United States suffer from allergy symptoms and its prevalence is increasing, affecting as many as 30 percent of adults and up to 40 percent of children. Allergies can be frustrating and can be an annoyance if not properly treated. At HealthTap, we have licensed qualified doctors who can help make you feel good! We're here 24/7, to help with prescriptions, treatment and advice. What are you waiting for?

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that lead to damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain. In many cases, damage to the optic nerve is due to increased pressure in the eye, also known ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Dahl
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
50 years in practice
485K people helped
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What allergy medicine can glaucoma patients use.

Dr. Andrew Dahl
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
50 years in practice
485K people helped
What allergy medicine can glaucoma patients use.

All if open angle: Ppatients with open angle glaucoma can use all allergy medication. Allergy medications can rarely precipitate angle closure in patients with narrow or occludable angles. Ask you ophthalmologist whether you have open angles. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ham
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
2M people helped
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What if I have narrow angle glaucoma-- what allergy medications are safe?

Dr. Michael Ham
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
2M people helped

Laser: Have you had laser peripheral iridotomy and/or goniotomy to prevent closure? The medications that can exacerbate angle closure are anything that dilates the eye, Antihistamines and decongestants; Asthma medicines; Motion sickness medicines, and some medicines used to treat depression (tricyclic antidepressants) ...Read more

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
9 years in practice
1M people helped
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Can you explain if it's safe to take pain medication and allergy medication at the same time?

Dr. Doanh Nguyen
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
9 years in practice
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Can you explain if it's safe to take pain medication and allergy medication at the same time?

Yes: Yes, you should be fine. Some pain medications make you drowsy as well as certain allergy medications. Just be careful if both cause drowsiness so taking them together might cause you to be very drowsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Board Certified, Psychiatry
31 years in practice
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Is it safe to continue to take my allergy medication if I had little bit of alcohol?

Dr. Susan Uhrich
Board Certified, Psychiatry
31 years in practice
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Is it safe to continue to take my allergy medication if I had little bit of alcohol?

That depends: On your allergy medication and your definition of "a little bit" of alcohol! ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Steven
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
25 years in practice
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Is it safe to take allergy medication while pregnant?

Dr. Gary Steven
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
25 years in practice
1M people helped
Is it safe to take allergy medication while pregnant?

Generally: Most allergy and asthma medications are safe in pregnancy, but you need to consider both adverse effects on the fetus and risks to you of not taking your meds. Women should always discuss the use of meds in pregnancy with their physician. ...Read more

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Dr. David Rosenthal
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
16 years in practice
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Is it safe to take allergy medication if you're pregnant?

Dr. David Rosenthal
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
16 years in practice
403K people helped
Is it safe to take allergy medication if you're pregnant?

See a physician: Different allergy medications have different risks, and they vary depending on when in your pregnancy you are taking them (1st trimester, 2nd trimester...). The reason why you are taking them also matters (life threatening allergic reaction, asthma, runny nose...). Don't decide yourself, ask your doctor what they recommend for your situation. Using nasal saline is always safe. ...Read more

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Dr. John Overholt
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
21 years in practice
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Is it safe to mix nadolol (beta blocker) with allergy medication?

Dr. John Overholt
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
21 years in practice
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Is it safe to mix nadolol (beta blocker) with allergy medication?

Most: Beta blockers can sometimes make asthma worse and can also worsen nasal congestion, but there are no serious drug-drug interactions with allergy medications i'm aware of. ...Read more

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Dr. Dale Kristle
Board Certified, Gynecology
35 years in practice
2M people helped
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
38 years in practice
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What allergy medication is safe to take if I am on diazepam and copd?

Dr. Dennis Clifford
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
38 years in practice
2M people helped
What allergy medication is safe to take if I am on diazepam and copd?

Several: Claritin, Allegra and zyrtec are safe and tend to cause less drowsiness than other antihistamines. Excessive drowsiness with diazepam can occur with chlorpheniramine or brompheniramine which are in many over the counter allergy medications. There is a theoretic concern of thickening sputum and causing more airflow obstruction. ...Read more

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Hypersensitivity (Definition)

Hypersensitivity is a clinical term in which a normally tolerable trigger results in a larger than expected response. Examples include emotional responses to social situations, or sunburn from average amounts of sunlight that normally do ...Read more


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