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Allergy Medication Safe For Glaucoma
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Is cromolyn sodium drops a good and safe OTC med for allergic itchy eyes? Recommendations for any other drops to relieve itching
Sulfa, cosopt: Depending on what your target range of pressure is, you could try timolol, alphagan, xalatan, (latanoprost) lumigan, travatan, xioptan, or combigan. Pilocarpine is also available but not nearly as convenient to use. Then there is laser treatment too. Incisional surgery for glaucoma would be for people whose eye pressure is suboptimally controlled despite maximal tolerated medical &/or laser treatment. ...Read more
None are safest: The standard treatment of an anxiety d/o is the triad of temporary Benzodiazepine use, intermediate antidepressant use and talk therapy (like CBT). SSRIs are not contraindicated in glaucoma but there is an elevated risk, so they're best avoided. As for Benzo use, they're not a good idea long term or without the other two parts of the treatment. That leaves us with CBT and lifestyle adjustments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: Lotemax (loteprednol) is a steroid eye drop. Typically steroid eye drops are used short term for severe eye allergies. With long term use is the potential for glaucoma, cataracts and additional risks if a person gets an infection in their eye. Check with your eye doctor for a better long term medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy rhinitis for eyes. I was given a choice of ither patanol (olopatadine) or zaditen, which do you recommend?
Eye allergy: For the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis, both Patanol (olopatadine) (a prescription eye drop) and zaditor (ketotifen) which is now otc are effective for relief. Both are prescribed twice a day. Neither burns as much as some others. Ketotifen which is available as alaway is significantly cheaper (unless insurance will pay for the patanol). I've had patients experience relief with both. ...Read more
Depends: There are different types of bromfed..With or without decongestant..Either way other anithistamines won't make you as drowsy.Try Allegra (fexofenadine) zyrtec or claritin(with or without sudafed)..There are generics for all of these and they are now over the counter..Just read the labels for any precautions for yourself. ...Read more
Variable: Timolol is a beta blocker and has been used for decades for treating glaucoma. It is generally very effective, but has potential side effects. Every eye responds differently to the available glaucoma treatments. This is why the eye pressure is checked 4-6 weeks after starting any new glaucoma drop for effectiveness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take both viagmox (for pinkeye) and patanol (olopatadine) (for allergies) simultaneously?
Yes.: Yes. It is not a problem to use this two medication simultaneously if needed. ...Read more
"is ketamine injections safe to take for pain? Any serious drug interactions or allergic reactions?"
Depends: Ketamine has a number of uses. Its most common is as an intravenous analgesic. It is almost never used by itself because may cause hallucinations, nightmares and dysphoric reactions. It also increases blood pressure, causes nausea and has other side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Use eye drops meds for high IOP. Is it safe to use OTC nasal spray Nasacort (triamcinolone) to control allergies?
Likely ok: Although the WHO statement mentioned increase IOP as a potential problem with nasal steroid, I have not seen such an association. The best way to find out is to check the IOP after you have been on nasal steroid for about a month if you are really concerned. ...Read more
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