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Are sleeping pills dangerous for person with glaucoma?

Are sleeping pills dangerous for person with glaucoma?

In some cases: If you have narrow angle glaucoma that has not been treated with laser, you cannot take these medications. Otherwise it is okay. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Chang
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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 are reasons why sleeping pills are dangerous for person with glaucoma?

What are reasons why sleeping pills are 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

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Is it dangerous to mix two different kinds of sleeping pills?

Is it dangerous to mix two different kinds of sleeping pills?

Yes it can..: It can be... Work with your physician to help you find the best dose and/ or mix of medications. ...Read more

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Are sleeping pills dangerous?

Are sleeping pills dangerous?

Can be unsafe: Sedative/hypnotic medications are used by many patients safely for sleep when taken as prescribed. However, if taken in greater amounts, combined with other sedating substances or medications, or other inappropriate actions are taken they can be dangerous and even lethal. Many of them have at least some inhibitory effect on the nervous system; when magnified that can cause respiratory depression. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take sleeping pills for insomnia?

Is it dangerous to take sleeping pills for insomnia?

Insomnia: If taken on as needed basis & as prescribed by your physician, it is ok, as long as they are effective. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to take sleeping pills with amphetamines?

How dangerous is it to take sleeping pills with amphetamines?

Sleep pills: If prescribed by one physician. On few occasiions a mild sleep med. Is given to counteract the after-effect of long-acting stimulants which is insomnia. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to drink a beer or so if I take sleeping pills?

Never take together: It's never a good idea to take sleeping pills with alcohol. They both cause sedation and can effect your breathing at night. Alcohol close to bedtime is also discouraged within 5-6 hours of bedtime as it has an adverse effect on your sleep. Proper sleep hygiene can be beneficial to patients with insomnia. Speak to your doctor and see if a referral to a sleep specialist is appropriate. ...Read more

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Is it thought of as dangerous to drink alcohol with sleeping pills?

Is it thought of as dangerous to drink alcohol with sleeping pills?

Yes: Mixing alcohol with sleeping pills or pain pills raises the risk that you will have breathing problems during sleep (sleep apnea), possibly to the point that you will stop breathing completely. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more