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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)

A condition that causes damage to your eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time. It's often linked to a buildup of pressure inside your eye. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness ...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?

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?

Could antidepressants really work?

Yes: I don't agree with the last answer. Antidepressant medications can have a major impact on depressive disorders. Some people will require psychotropic medications for recovery. ...Read more

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How is it that antidepressants work?

How is it that antidepressants work?

Neurotransmitters: Most antidepressants work by increasing the amount of various neurotransmitters in the synapses between neurons in the brain. This includes serotonin (e.g. Ssri, prozac, celexa, zoloft), serotonin and norepinephrine (snri, Effexor (venlafaxine) and cymbalta), and Dopamine (e.g. Wellbutrin). ...Read more

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What are antidepressants made out of?

Please let us: know the specific antidepressant medication that you are referring to - as the make up of each antidepressant differs. ...Read more

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What are some names of antidepressants?

Several Classes: Fluoxetine, Sertraline,fluoxamine, paroxetine, velafaxine, escitqalopram ,Mirtazapine, Desyre-Trazadone, Bupropion, citaloprm, duloxetine, clomipramine, atometine other SSRIa and SNRIs. Tricyclic Antidepressants- Imipramine, amytriptyline, nortripyline, desipraminme. clomipramine, MAO inhibitors-phenelzine, tranylcypromin ./ ...Read more

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What kinds of antidepressants are bad for you?

What kinds of antidepressants are bad for you?

A/W Dr. Koenigsberg: Antidepressants have some times gotten a "bad wrap" due to issues such as a study stating that adolescents and young adults have an increased suicide rate while taking antidepressants (however, one needs to look at dosing & med combo's when looking at that literature). ...Read more

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Antidepressants making me not think, what to do?

Please discuss: this side effect and any other with your prescribing medical provider. ...Read more

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What are the different types of antidepressants?

Antidepressants: There are several types of antidepressants. Some of the most common include the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and the Selective Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs). Sometimes other medications get added on as well. A full discussion is grander in scope than this box allows. Also read about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy please. Link: http://tinyurl.com/zt59y8v ...Read more

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How are antidepressants expected to make you feel?

How are antidepressants expected to make you feel?

Interesting question: Antidepressants can help manage disabling symptoms of extreme depression and anxiety, like apathy, poor energy, sleep & appetite disturbance, panic attacks, etc. It's not like turning your feelings on -- nor does it make you "happy" [despite tv commercials]. Doctors try to optimize your treatment so that you're as free of both symptoms and side effects as possible. Healing is a journey though. ...Read more

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Are antidepressants overprescribed in this country?

I am not really sure: I have seen situations when i would not have prescribed antidepressants when another provider did & I have seen cases where i would have definately suggested antidepressants but the provider did not. ...Read more

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Is the nutribullet good if your on antidepressants?

Is the nutribullet good if your on antidepressants?

Juicing: If you want to prepare healthy, whole-food juices, you do need a high quality juicer to do this. The nutribullet looks like a highly advertised product but i can't say how well it stands up to use and cleaning. Vita-mix is more expensive -- but holds up very well, and does more functions including the "pulverizing" like the nutribullet. ...Read more

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What occurs if you exceed the dosage on antidepressants?

Antidepressants: Depends on how much excess dose above the recommended therapeutic dose. Can experience toxicity symptoms. ...Read more

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