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Are Sleeping Pills Dangerous For Person With Glaucoma
Depends : If you are diadnosed with open angle glaucoma, the use of sleeping medication should not affect your glaucoma . If your dianosis includes, or is limited to narrowing of the angles, sleep medications can cause an angle closure attack. Find out your diagnosis: type of glaucoma-- open angle and narrow angle. ...Read more
Swimming: If asthma is controlled, then all physical activities should be considered possible. However, exercising in cold, dry air may trigger exercise-induced bronchoconstriction or asthma; this includes skiing, ice skating, hockey, etc. Exercising in warm, humid air may be better tolerated; that's where the swimming comes in. ...Read more
Are there any over-the-counter sleep aides that a person can take who has bipolar disorder and is having difficulty sleeping? Person takes lithium, benztropine, risperdal, clonazepam.
Why are glaucoma meds frequently referenced in precautions when the physician prescribes other non related prescriptions?
Can you tell me if there are fast-acting inhalers that are safe for people with high blood pressure?
Possible that gf's 2mg clonazepam dosage for sleep could be having her feeling less anxious during day, or placebo? Already understands risks of benzodiazepines for sleep, so please avoid such warnings
Not placebo: Clonazepam has a long half life, so it would certainly still be present during the daytime with all it's properties . Since it is a very potent anxiolytic, it may be calming anxiety in the daytime also. Sorry you don't like our warnings -- they are there for your benefit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are good prescription sedatives that are not benzos and are safe for patient 16 years of age?
Good question: I can't answer this however if you are only 16 years old . sorry. It's worth a Google though. The best med depends on the underlying condition and varies from person to person. ...Read more
What are side effects of using clonazepam? Which benzodiazepines are safest, if any are "more safe" than others (especially in treating severe anxiety)?
Klonopin (clonazepam): Clonazepam is the benzodiazepine I prescribe most often for anxiety disorders because of the low dose required and the reasonably long time that it works for (usually 12-14 hours). Generally, the side effects are minimal ... Usually sedation and dry mouth if you start the dose a little too high. Hope that helps! ...Read more
If I am diagnosed with depression, are there other ways of treating it other than with medication?
Depends on severity: Psychotherapy can be very effective in treating depression -- and is needed in addition to medications when they are used, for best effect. For mild to moderate depression, st. John's wort or sam-e may be worth a try. Acupuncture and homeopathy are also useful. If done consistently, aerobic exercise may be as effective as antidepressants. For severe or psychotic depression, medicine is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello. What are the safest antibiotics for use by seniors with congestive heart failure taking blood thinner medication?
Antibiotics: The antibiotics should be prescribed based on the underlying infection and presence of a culture sensitivity report. Certain antibiotics can affect Coumadin (warfarin) level more then others such as macrolides, sulfa drugs etc and pharmacovigilance is warranted in elderly CHF patients. ...Read more
No problem: Using a gaming system will not affect the eyes in any way. ...Read more
If heart palpitations are safe for a healthy person, are they also considered safe for somebody born with a congenital heart defect?
Do people who are having trouble with life get prescribed antidepressants and antipsychotics? Are they proved to be helpful or just had more problems?
Happy Brains: Many people can benefit from anti-depressants/anti-psychotics; however, knowing if you are able to make your own neurotransmitters is important! about 84% of us population can no longer make enough of their own serotonin, dopamine, ; nor-epi. This is caused by abn genes (mthfr 677 ; 1298) having a defect can make depression ; anxiety worse. The tmt is safe! l-methylfolate 15mg, 50mg p5p ; 4mgb12. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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