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Can alcohol constrict pupils?

Can alcohol constrict pupils?

No: Other medications can cause miosis (pupillary constriction), such as narcotics, for example. ...Read more

Pupil (Definition)

The pupil is the opening in the iris inside of the eye though which light is focused on the retinal film at the back of the eye. The iris can open and close in response to light to vary the amount inside the eye. It is what looks red, in the ...Read more


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Does alcohol constrict pupils?

Does alcohol constrict pupils?

No: Your pupils appear bigger and slower, and your ability to focus and the redness of your eyes are also apparent. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol constrict pupils?

Does drinking alcohol constrict pupils?

It can: Yes, drinking alcohol can constrict the pupils. Constriction of the pupils is called miosis. Opiate drugs tend to constrict the pupils more than alcohol. ...Read more

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Does alcohol cause pupil dilation?

Does alcohol cause pupil dilation?

Usually constriction: Alcohol in large amounts can cause pupillary constriction. That being said, it is not the best indicator of alcohol use/intoxication. Like benzodiazepines and opioids, alcohol is a depressant, promoting parasympathetic activity and pupil constriction. ...Read more

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Why do my pupils dialate for no reason? I don't do drugs and i don't consume any type of alcohol, but my pupils dialate at random. They are usually bigger than they should be and when the light is dimmer you can barely see the color in my eye because of t

Why do my pupils dialate for no reason? I don't do drugs and i don't consume any type of alcohol, but my pupils dialate at random. They are usually bigger than they should be and when the light is dimmer you can barely see the color in my eye because of t

There : There are many people with natural large pupils. They often have light colored iris and tend to be young. It is not a problem. As some people are tall and some short, some people have large pupils and some have small pupils. If you have always had large pupils, don't worry your eyes are fine. Actually, in renaissance italy, ladies will often take medicine made from a plant "bella donna" to make their pupils large. This was and still is considered sign of beauty. Bella donna translates into "pretty lady". ...Read more

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I had ICL surgery but my pupils dilate more than optical zone of lense. I am on pilocar (pilocarpine) 1% for 6 months to causr miosis for lifetime. Will it help?

I had ICL surgery but my pupils dilate more than optical zone of lense. I am on pilocar (pilocarpine) 1% for 6 months to causr miosis for lifetime. Will it help?

Most likely: Pilocarpine should keep your pupils small enough but you may need to use it indefinitely. Unfortunately the only other options are bromonidine, another drop to keep the pupils from dilating, taking out the lens or just learning to tolerate the symptoms. ...Read more

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When drunk on alcohol does it vasodilate or constrict your aorta and coronaries? How much does 4 pints dehydrate you?

When drunk on alcohol does it vasodilate or constrict your aorta and coronaries? How much does 4 pints dehydrate you?

It depends: People develop tolerance to alcohol and there are big differences in effects based on sex, age, other substances/food used etc. Alcohol generally is considered a vasodilator. I think the question is the wrong one. A better one may be: is my relationship with alcohol a healthy one? Might it be a good idea i ask for some help or find out more about the effects of alcohol on one's health. ...Read more

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Can the medication, namenda, (memantine) cause constricted pupils?

Can the medication, namenda, (memantine) cause constricted pupils?

Probably not: This is not one of the listed side effects. However, if you began having this problem when you started the medication, contact your doctor and discuss this with him/her. ...Read more