Is glycopyrrolate contraindicated in narrow angle glaucoma? Why?

Maybe. Glycopyrrolate is an antimuscarinic agent and could make your pupils dilate. If you have an angle prone to acute angle closure, this drug could induce an attack. I am curious why you ask about this drug, as it is not something normally prescribed by any clinic doctor and commonly only used by anesthesiologists during general anesthesia.
Yes. This class of medicines can cause pupil dilation which can cause an already narrow angle to become more narrow possibly blocking enough outward eye fluid flow leading to an increase in the eye pressure which may cause nerve damage.

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Why is glycopyrrolate contraindicated if narrow angle glaucoma?

Dilation. Glucopyrrolate has a dilating effect on the eyes which can worsen the symptoms of glaucoma by increasing the pressure in the eye.
Open angles are okay. Glycopyrrolate is an anticholinergic, which has a potential effect on patients with NARROW angle glaucoma. The effects can transiently dilate the pupil, which in turn can congest the angle where the natural drainage system is. This effect can be too much in a narrow angle eye where the angle is already compromised. This can lead to acutely increased eye pressures and worsen glaucoma. Good luck!

Why is diphenhydramine contraindicated in narrow angle glaucoma?

It can increase IOP. Http://answers. Yahoo. Com/question/index? Qid=20090328145710aa3jfbq it has anti-cholinergic properties that can cause intra-ocular pressure in the eye to increase, due to obstruction of the normal flow of fluid out of the eye. The link above explains it in more detail.

Why Valium cannot be used if you have narrow angle glaucoma?

Valium. As muscle relaxant, it widens opening behind eye which increases pressure inside the eye which is a term for glaucoma.

Can people who have narrow angle glaucoma use contact lenses?

Of course. If you know you have narrow angle glaucoma, you probably have had the diagnosis made and the treatment (laser peripheral iridotomy) already administered. There is no relationship between these features and the ability to wear contacts. So if that is your wish, discuss with you ophthalmologist to get the proper design and fit.
Yes. People who have glaucoma can utilize contact lenses. However when patients do use drops in order to treat their glaucoma, they need to be aware that they need to remove the contact lenses when putting in eyedrops and wait at least 15 minutes before putting them back in. This prevents the preservative with in the eyedrops from getting into the contact lens.

Can a person affected by narrow angle glaucoma use contact lenses?

Yes. It is best to remove contact lens when administering glaucoma eye drops. Also contact lens may be more difficult to use after glaucoma trabeculectomy surgery.
Absolutely. Glaucoma is a disease that affects the nerve inside of the eye and is treated with eye drops, laser or surgery (or a combination of these). You can usually still wear contact lenses while being treated for glaucoma, and they will not affect the outcome of the disease.
Contacts. Patients with glaucoma can wear contacts. If glaucoma drops are being used, drops are used before the contacts are put on or after contacts are removed.

Can people with acute narrow-angle glaucoma take xanax (alprazolam)?

No. Xanax (alprazolam) is contraindicated in patients with a history of an acute angle-closure event.
Yes and no. After a thorough eye exam with gonioscopy, it my be determined by your ophthalmologist that a prophylactic laser iridotomy will free you to use medications that otherwise would be contraindicated with a narrow angle.

What if I have narrow angle glaucoma-- what allergy medications are safe?

Laser. Have you had laser peripheral iridotomy and/or goniotomy to prevent closure? The medications that can exacerbate angle closure are anything that dilates the eye, Antihistamines and decongestants; Asthma medicines; Motion sickness medicines, and some medicines used to treat depression (tricyclic antidepressants)
Avoid antihistamine. The older antihistamines (Benadryl, Atarax etc) possess anti-cholinergic action which may be good in drying up the nose but not for the glaucoma. There is a hypothetical risk that nasal steroid would increase intraocular pressure but the risk is likely very low and one can assess it by having the eye pressure monitored. The safety of intranasal antihistamine has not been established yet.

Why can't people with acute narrow angle glaucoma take xanax (alprazolam)?

Glaucoma and xanax (alprazolam) Xanax (alprazolam) may cause increased pressure in the eyes. This may make glaucoma worse. Ask your local ophthalmologist if it is safe to use this medicine if you have glaucoma or are a glaucoma suspect.