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Is there a drug for anxiety that I can take with narrow angle glaucoma?

Is there a drug for anxiety that I can take with narrow angle glaucoma?

Anxiety & glaucoma: Anxiety is a serious disorder. Treatment should be carefully monitored by a physician. A "quick fix" is not wise. Probably the safer group of anxiety drugs would be the beta blockers, but they are best indicated for phobias, fears and frights. They make work for a while but tend to be less effective with time. The moral is simple, your doctor can help better with a more comprehensive approach, . ...Read more

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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 are the steps to takes when someone has glaucoma?

What are the steps to takes when someone has glaucoma?

Good question?: Your eye care is very important. Go to the eye doctor and have an exam. They will measure your eye pressure if to high you will be prescribed special drops to keep the pressure down. If pressure is elevated but not dangerously high you will just be monitored so keep all your appointments ...Read more

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I have regular glaucoma but I don't know what kind of medication I can take someone please help me?

I have regular glaucoma but I don't know what kind of medication I can take someone please help me?

See eye doctor: Since uncontrolled glaucoma can lead to blindness or significant vision loss , I urge you to see an eye doctor ASAP. The blindness can come on at any time. In the meanwhile, avoid all 1st generation antihistamine (Benadryl (diphenhydramine) etc), any drug with anti-cholinergic activities, and oral or injected steroid just to name a few until your eye doctor tells you otherwise. ...Read more

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Can cholesterol drugs cause glaucoma?

Benefit greatest: The greatest benefit for protection against glaucoma was in men with cardiovascular disease and high cholesterol. The authors believe statins might lower the risk of glaucoma by reducing atherosclerosis in the optic nerve, or by improving blood flow in the eye. Statins might also enhance the ability of cells just in front of the iris to drain excess fluid. ...Read more

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Can I take Excedrin if I have glaucoma?

Yes: There is no interaction between excedrin and glaucoma. If the excedrin can relieve your pain, then go for it. ...Read more

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I'm out of glaucoma meds, is it safe to take expired drops?

I'm out of glaucoma meds, is it safe to take expired drops?

Of course: Hi. Yes, it's safe. Nothing magical happens on the expiration date. That's a time the company shows the FDA there is still drug activity; if the drug is stored properly, all drugs maintain activity beyond the exp. date. When you get a chance, refill the prescription. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is any drug useful for glaucoma to preserve field of vision?

Yes: There are many eye medications that have been shown to be very useful in the management of glaucoma. Unfortunately, it may continue to progress and appropriate treatment may include surgical intervention and/or eye medications. ...Read more

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If I'm out of glaucoma meds, is it safe to take expired drops?

No: It is generally not advisable to use expired medications. Call you eye doctor for a refill. Ask them for a sample. Don't stop treatment. ...Read more

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Why is it recommended that people with glaucoma don't take midol?

Narrow angle: Only certain untreated narrow angle glaucoma patients should be extra cautious with midol or any otc medications with antihistamines, decongestants or other ingredients that could partial dilate the pupil and induce an angle closure glaucoma attack. Ask your doctor if you are at risk. ...Read more

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Are there any medications for glaucoma that you should take before flying?

Flying eye pressure: The eye is filled with water and water is essentially non-compressible. The cabins are also pressurized.... Therefore, unless you have a gas in the eye (such as after a retinal detachment repair) then air travel is not an issue for eye pressure. ...Read more

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When you have juvenile glaucoma, how long does it take for you to go blind?

Not easy to tell: Juvnile glaucoma is form that occurs in young people. Hopefully it is diagnosed and treated promptly. There is no set period of time for vision loss to occur. It depends on how severe is the degree of glaucoma and how high is the pressure. Young eyes are remarkably durable and can recover some vision even after a long period of increased pressure if treated. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'srecommended that people with glaucoma don't take midol and the like?

Can you please tell me why it'srecommended that people with glaucoma don't take midol and the like?

Open angles are okay: Midol contains an antihistamine called pyrilamine. All antihistamines have a potential effect on patients with narrow angle glaucoma. The effects of the antihistamine can dilate the pupil, which in turn can congest the angle. This effect can be too much in a narrow angle eye where the angle is already compromised. This can lead to increased pressures inside the eye and worsen glaucoma. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it ok for someone with glaucoma to take chlorpheniramine?

Yes: There is no effect of chlorpheneramine on the internal eye pressure (either way). Hopefully your allergies will diminish with the chlorpheneramine. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take allegra (fexofenadine) if you have glaucoma?

Is it ok to take allegra (fexofenadine) if you have glaucoma?

Depends: If your glaucoma is an open angle type of glaucoma, then you can be free to use any medication. However if you have narrow angles, this may be contraindicated. It is best to ask your doctor which kind you have, and if it is narrow, ask if it is okay for you. Sometimes when narrow angle patients have been adequately treated, they can be able to use these meds. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can you take naproxen if you have glaucoma?

Can you take naproxen if you have glaucoma?

Yes: Naproxen iis a nonsteroidal drug and has no impact on glaucoma. Steroids such as Prednisone can exacerbate glaucoma in susceptible individuals. ...Read more

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What medicines can my father with glaucoma take?

No limits: If you father is taking medication to treat glaucoma, then he has most likely had a diagnosis of open angle glaucoma (oag). There are no limits to other medication he can take simultaneously. There is a type of glaucoma called narrow angle for which disclaimers are listed on medication "do not take if you have glaucoma"- but these are for a type he doesn't have. ...Read more

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