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Glaucoma Safe Antidepressants
Speak with your doc: Certain antidepressants have been associated with causing narrow angles to worsen. This can increase your risk of an acute narrow angle glaucoma attack, which is sight-threatening. An acute attack is incredibly painful and needs immediate treatment in order to prevent blindness. See an eye doctor to discuss your glaucoma and speak with your psychiatrist about medication choices as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the most popular forms of glaucoma treatment for acute angle-closure glaucoma? I have just been diagnosed with acute angle-closure glaucoma (i take the anti-depressant citalopram, and my doctor thought this was the cause of the disease). Which gl
If necessary: one can safely take an antidepressant for many years. That said, be sure to see prescribing doctor regularly to assess need for antidepressant. Good to consider lower dose at times. Keep annual physical exams with your pcp including routine blood work, ECG and let all doctors know of any changes in meds you take. Any change in health status should be shared with prescribing doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am on Xanor 0.5mg SR and really want to come off. Taking every 2nd day. Also halved antidepressant to 10mg p/day. Is this safe?
Great, w/ guidance!: Managing your anxiety and depression well by other means than medications may be a wonderful thing, but do try to find a physician to guide you through the weaning phases. They can be hazardous and it's much safer to be monitored during the time. Be patient, it will pay off. Best wishes for a safe, healthy landing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to start antidepressant medicine right the next day of using St. John's wort 900 mg? Or should I gradually lower St. John's & then start?
Your doctor knows?: So, your doctor who is prescribing the antidepressant knows about the St. John's wort and told you to do what? If your doctor does not know, it is not too late to tell him or her. You may be surprised but this is important information to share with your doctor. Your doctor should be able to guide you with regards to how best to stop St. John's wort. Please work with your doctor. ...Read more
None totally safe: All antidepressants are class c; meaning certain risks exist. However, when potential benefits outweigh risks, sertraline, bupropion and other agents are often cautiously used. Ect has been advocated; but for sure, the safest method is psychotherapy (as only treatment, or in combination). Ask your dr, best wishes ! ...Read more
Is there an antidepressant that is safe to take while breastfeeding and that do not make you gain weight?
Yes, but some wt. : American journal of psychiatry in june, 2004 this paper included publications through june, 2002, searches of medline, . Current contants, . Results of the pooled analyses indicated that breastfed infants exposed to paroxetine and sertraline were unlikely to develop adverse effects. Sertralline cuase limited weight gain. Other antidepressants were not recommend as celexa (citalopram). ...Read more
I'm trying to get pregnant but really feel as though I should be on antidepressants. Are there any safe to take?
Yes: When women have been experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety which affect their lives, it's best to see a physician who can evaluate and see if you are a candidate for medication. If you do take a pill and desire pregnancy, sertraline has one of the best safety profiles. Prozac (fluoxetine) is another. Biggest risk is pph, risk is around 1 in 2000. Talk with doctor about your symptoms first, good luck. ...Read more
Is there an antidepressant that would be safe for people over 70. One side effect i would be afraid of is sleeplessness.
I'm afraid to take antidepressants but I get nervous a lot. Why can't I take xanax (alprazolam) as needed wouldn't that be safer than an every day drug?
Usually: This is a risk-benefit decision must be made between yourself and your physician. The risk varies by antidepressant, but the majority of the data indicate many antidepressants are likely safe in pregnancy. A resource that puts this into context is: http://www.Womensmentalhealth.Org/specialty-clinics/psychiatric-disorders-during-pregnancy/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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