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Are sleeping pills dangerous for person with glaucoma?

Are sleeping pills dangerous for person with glaucoma?

In some cases: If you have narrow angle glaucoma that has not been treated with laser, you cannot take these medications. Otherwise it is okay. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Chang
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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 are reasons why sleeping pills are dangerous for person with glaucoma?

What are reasons why sleeping pills are dangerous for person with glaucoma?

Depends : If you are diadnosed with open angle glaucoma, the use of sleeping medication should not affect your glaucoma . If your dianosis includes, or is limited to narrowing of the angles, sleep medications can cause an angle closure attack. Find out your diagnosis: type of glaucoma-- open angle and narrow angle. ...Read more

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Are sleeping pills dangerous?

Are sleeping pills dangerous?

Can be unsafe: Sedative/hypnotic medications are used by many patients safely for sleep when taken as prescribed. However, if taken in greater amounts, combined with other sedating substances or medications, or other inappropriate actions are taken they can be dangerous and even lethal. Many of them have at least some inhibitory effect on the nervous system; when magnified that can cause respiratory depression. ...Read more

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Is overdosing on sleeping pills the painless way to go?

Is overdosing on sleeping pills the painless way to go?

Just a minute: The desire to end it all is not normal to begin with. If you are in so much pain, psychic or physical that you wish to end your life, you need to talk to a professional as soon as possible. There are always other options. Call someone immediately to talk this out. ...Read more

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Can sleeping pills kill you?

Can sleeping pills kill you?

Sleep: Depends on the medicine. Not advised. If insomnia is the issue, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Are sleeping pills addictive?

Are sleeping pills addictive?

Addiction/tolerance: Some sleeping pills are controlled substances; they have addictive potential. Examples include: ambien, lunesta, (eszopiclone) & restoril. That being said, they are schedule IV with lower potential for this than other medications the more common issue with sleeping pills is developing physiological tolerance. Frequent use of the medication causes your body to 'get used to' the medication & it loses efficacy. ...Read more

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How are zopiclone sleeping pills?

Non-benzodiazepine: Eszopiclone is also known as lunesta, (eszopiclone) a non benzodiazepine sleep medication used for insomnia. Like any psychotropic medications, you have to know its side-effects. ...Read more

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How addictive are sleeping pills?

Depends upon drug: Check with your physician or a pharmacist. ...Read more

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What are the side-effects sleeping pills?

Big question: The problem is that sleep medications work differently so it is hard to give you the side effects. Typically there are medications used for sleep that are not actually sleep medications but a side effect of the medication is sleepiness (antihistamines and antidepressants) or medications that work on brain (antiseizure, narcotics, sedatives)... Again lots of side effects but all different. ...Read more

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Does loratadine make good sleeping pills?

Does loratadine make good sleeping pills?

No: Loratadine (claritin) is an anti-histamine. These medications can cause sedation as a side effect, but i wouldn't call it a sleeping pill. If you need a sleeping pill, see your doctor so you can be better assessed as to why you need a sleeping pill. Often times sleeping pills are the wrong answer and just used to mask an underlying problem. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more