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Pseudoephedrine And Glaucoma
Warning: Seasonal allergy meds may have a warning about glaucoma. This is relevant to narrow angle glaucoma patients, since it is theoretically possible to induce an angle closure attack if not already treated--check with your eye doctor to see if you are at risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take sudafed (pseudo ephedrine only), Mucinex (guaifenesin) (expectorant and decongestant), and nyquil all at once?
Anti-cholinergic : Diphenhydramine's anticholinergic effects are to blame. They cause it to aggravate increased intraocular pressure, and dry secretions in those having asthma attacks, making it hard to clear secretions. Here's a link: http://answers.Yahoo.Com/question/index?Qid=20090328145710aa3jfbq the link is wrong about pregnancy, though. It's category b, not c, for pregnancy and considered safer than other meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the differences between brinzolamide and dorzolamide as topical eye drops with timolol for reducing ocular hypertension?
Not likely: Ed can be a troubling, and exacerbated by some medications. Beta blockers have this warning in the labeling of the medication. Taking beta blockers orally has a significantly higher chance for this side effect than taken topically, as in combigan™ Lumigan doesn't have this side effect. If ed is significant problem and the Combigan is the last thing on the potential list, have doc stop, then ??. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will afrin (oxymetazoline) nose spray work as well as sudafed po with less risk of increased heart rate for opening up my sinuses and eustachian tubes?
Will using advir and spiriva increase pressure and cause dry macular to change to wet? Label warns of glaucoma, cataracts. Already have had cataract surgery. No glaucoma.
No: Advir and spieva will have no affect on macular degeneration. If you have had cataract surgery , you don't need to worry about cataracts. Increased intraocular pressure can occur with steroid use. Obtaining a baseline pressure 2 months after continuous use is advised. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Maybe: Good, newer antinistamine, less sedating, may help with symptoms. ...Read more
Angle closure risk: Angle closure glaucoma is rare but not everyone who has the potential for this condition has been treated, or even knows that they have it. Ask your father if he has open angle glaucoma, and then the most common cold medicines are safe to use. Generally avoid one with decongestants if you are on certain types of blood pressure meds, your family doctor can advise you if this is an issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) with Alavert allergy/ sinus? The Alavert has 5mg loratadine and 120mg pseudoephedrine sulfate.
That's Fine: No issues taking these medications together.Get a more detailed answer ›
Natural treatment for weakness and congestion due to cold in elderly person. Also, is Mucinex (guaifenesin) safe for high blood pressure.?
Mucinex (guaifenesin) safe: One must first be certain the "congestion" is not due to something serious such as congestive heart failure or pneumonia. If it's not, then oral fluids, especially hot liquids, humidifier or hot, steamy shower, and citrus fruits can help. Make sure blood pressure is kept below 130mm systolic; avoid salt; rest and tylenol (acetaminophen) can help. ...Read more
Avoid regular use: Both drops contain naphazoline, which is a potent blood vessel constrictor. This is what "gets the red out". If used too much it can causes rebound redness. Naphcon a contains an antihistamine as well. Try a plain allergy eye drop like zaditor, (ketotifen) alaway, or zyrtec drops. ...Read more
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