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Which antidepressants are safe for glaucoma?

Which antidepressants are safe for glaucoma?

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. ...Read more

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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


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What antidepressant is safe for glaucoma?

What antidepressant is safe for glaucoma?

Many safe for glauco: Many are safe for glaucoma. Celexa, prozac, lexapro, zoloft, wellbutrin, (bupropion) and lamictal. With any others i would consult with your ophthalmologist first. ...Read more

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Which antidepressant can someone take, if he has acute narrow angle glaucoma?

Which antidepressant can someone take, if he has acute narrow angle glaucoma?

Speak with your doc: Certain antidepressants have been associated with causing narrow angles to worsen. This can increase your risk of an acute narrow angle glaucoma attack, which is sight-threatening. An acute attack is incredibly painful and needs immediate treatment in order to prevent blindness. See an eye doctor to discuss your glaucoma and speak with your psychiatrist about medication choices as well. ...Read more

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Are there antidepressants you can take when you have acute narrow angle glaucoma?

Glaucoma: If the glaucoma has been treated with laser pi, and the eye pressure is ok, then it is ok to take the antidepressants, as long as your ophthalmologist is aware. ...Read more

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Continuous increased intraocular pressure that seemingly evolved from an eye injury - walks and talks like glaucoma but less likely as she's 26y.....?

Continuous increased intraocular pressure that seemingly evolved from an eye injury - walks and talks like glaucoma but less likely as she's 26y.....?

Glaucoma: Isn't just increased intra ocular pressure, it is also affection of optic nerve leading to visual field loss, unfortunately it goes unnoticed till visual field is significantly compromised. Age doesn't preclude glaucoma given the history of trauma, kindly keep the follow up with the ophthalmologist, keep taking your eye drops as prescribed and check visual field regularly, together with OP ...Read more

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How effective are antidepressants?

How effective are antidepressants?

Very broad question: Antidepressants can be very helpful at managing symptoms of depression. Different people respond better to different ones. Sometimes for best effect, they need augmenting with other agents. Still, they will not make you "happy." the psychotherapeutic work required to heal from depression must be done by you -- usually with a skilled psychologist or other psychotherapist. ...Read more

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How effective are antidepressants?

How effective are antidepressants?

Great stuff: If we could cure heart disease as well as we can manage or treat depression with antidepressants combined with psychotherapy, we'd truly have made major progress. Depression is very treatable, and the risks of not treating can be loss of job, marital or relationship difficulties, alcohol abuse, suicide, and een serious healt problems. There is lots of help for depression. ...Read more

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Could antidepressants really work?

Yes. but disputed: According to Kirsch, the mean differences between the antidep. & placebo were small, the differences were in favor of the drugs & they were statistically significant. What this means is that the drug did appear to have some effect on mood proven by the data. This small difference accounted for in 2 ways:1- the active drug actually has an effect, 2- that their is also a placebo effect. ...Read more