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Why can't people with acute narrow-angle glaucoma take Xanax (alprazolam) at all?

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Dr. Kevin Nasky
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In brief: Can trigger episode

Xanax (alprazolam) can cause involuntary twitching of muscle fibers.
If you have acute narrow angle glaucoma, where the fluid in your eye has trouble draining, an involuntary twitch of the iris dilator muscle can completely block your eye fluid from draining. This will cause your eye pressure to increase rapidly and cause severe glaucoma.

In brief: Can trigger episode

Xanax (alprazolam) can cause involuntary twitching of muscle fibers.
If you have acute narrow angle glaucoma, where the fluid in your eye has trouble draining, an involuntary twitch of the iris dilator muscle can completely block your eye fluid from draining. This will cause your eye pressure to increase rapidly and cause severe glaucoma.
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