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Which antidepressants are safe for glaucoma?

Which antidepressants are safe for glaucoma?

Depends: Many antidepressants are in the category of tricyclics and others which can cause worsening of narrow angle glaucoma. It is important to check with your eye doctor. In some severe cases, medications can be used even if risky, under close supervision. ...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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What antidepressant is safe for glaucoma?

What antidepressant is safe for glaucoma?

Many safe for glauco: Many are safe for glaucoma. Celexa, prozac, lexapro, zoloft, wellbutrin, (bupropion) and lamictal. With any others i would consult with your ophthalmologist first. ...Read more

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Which antidepressant can someone take, if he has acute narrow angle glaucoma?

Which antidepressant can someone take, if he has acute narrow angle glaucoma?

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 more

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Are there antidepressants you can take when you have acute narrow angle glaucoma?

Glaucoma: If the glaucoma has been treated with laser pi, and the eye pressure is ok, then it is ok to take the antidepressants, as long as your ophthalmologist is aware. ...Read more

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Are antidepressants safe for an 18 year old?

Are antidepressants safe for an 18 year old?

Yes: When prescribed under the supervision of a trained physician, antidepressants are safe and effective. ...Read more

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Is it safe for younger adults to take antidepressants?

Is it safe for younger adults to take antidepressants?

Relatively: All medications have risks. However, most antidepressants can be used safely, and there is nothing about the physical make-up of younger adults that would increase the risk. ...Read more

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Would it be safe to take an antidepressant with an antihistamine?

Probably: The answer depends on the two medications and your general physical health. However, in general this combination is not contraindicated. Call you doctor's office and ask by name of medication for a better answer or ask your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take any antidepressant for decades?

Is it safe to take any antidepressant for decades?

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 more

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