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What cold medicines can my father on blood pressure medicines with glaucoma take?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Avoid if narrow angl

Only a narrow occludable angle without a patent laser iridotomy is at risk for pupillary block angle closure induced by otc cold meds.
A narrow angle needs to be found preventatively on gonioscopy exam in the office.

In brief: Avoid if narrow angl

Only a narrow occludable angle without a patent laser iridotomy is at risk for pupillary block angle closure induced by otc cold meds.
A narrow angle needs to be found preventatively on gonioscopy exam in the office.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: OTC

Most over the counter (otc) cold remedies are ok - just beware of those containing pseudo Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) as this may increase BP and also potentially the pressure in the narrow angle glaucoma -- some rare allergy to the most common antihistamine (diphenhyramine or benadryl) occurs that may cause increase pulse and blood pressure.

In brief: OTC

Most over the counter (otc) cold remedies are ok - just beware of those containing pseudo Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) as this may increase BP and also potentially the pressure in the narrow angle glaucoma -- some rare allergy to the most common antihistamine (diphenhyramine or benadryl) occurs that may cause increase pulse and blood pressure.
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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