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Midol Glaucoma Problems
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why bother?: The otc cough and cold medicines are proven to be ineffective and may prolong your illness, make you feel worse while youtake them and increase your risk of secondary bacterial infections, like ear infections and pneumonia. It's not like Buckley's tastes good, either! http://tinyurl.com/osmaxzo Coldeeze Lozenges do work well, but you must take them around the clock or you are wasting your time. ...Read more
Midol Overdose: Call 1-800-222-1222 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to reach any poison control center in the United States. You will be connected with an expert who will direct you how to proceed. Please have all product information available when you call. ...Read more
Depends: The quick answer is yes. Midol complete you don't want to take at night because it has diuretic and caffeine both of which are not helpful for sleep. The midol at night is tylenol and Benadryl so the main ingredients are out of your system. If you do this a lot, it becomes a fair amount of tylenol. ...Read more
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