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

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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Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

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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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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Can u mix midol and ibuprofin?

Can u mix midol and ibuprofin?

Yes: Midol has Acetaminophen as its main ingredient for pain relief and it can be taken with Ibuprofen (which is an anti-inflammatory pain reliever). ...Read more

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What are the side effects of midol?

What are the side effects of midol?

Side effects: Midol is a combination product containing acetaminophen, pyrilamine caffeine, . Other midol products have other ingredients. Too much of these pills can be dangerous with liver damage, cardiac and nervous sytem symptoms and drowsiness. ...Read more

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Can my 11 year old take Midol Teen?

Can my 11 year old take Midol Teen?

Midol: Yes at the recommended dosage. Other options include aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen. As long as she isn't allergic. ...Read more

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Can you take zirtec and midol together?

Can you take zirtec and midol together?

Yes: As usual, when taking multiple medications it is wise to keep track of any side-effects that you may experience. Always let your primary doctor know of any over-the-counter medications you are on. That being said, zyrtec (cetirizine) and midol should be safe to use together. If you take midol pm with zyrtec (cetirizine) however, you may get excessively sleepy, and this may lead to accidents. ...Read more

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Methadone and midol taken together okay?

Methadone and midol taken together okay?

Drug interaction: Midol is non-sedating so it should not be a problem. You should however inform your prescribing physician of all medications, including over the counter medication, you are taking. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for a guy to take midol?

Is it dangerous for a guy to take midol?

MIDOL: Nope. Midol is just a brand name for drugs such as ibuprofen. It is a marketing gimic and not a different medicine. ...Read more