Can you take antidepressants if you have glaucoma?
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Simply so, what antidepressants can you take with glaucoma?
These include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Prozac (fluoxetine) and Paxil (paroxetine). Tricyclic antidepressants such as Elavil (amitryptiline) and Tofranil (imipramine) may also have some anticholinergic activity and thus should be used in caution in patients with narrow angles.
Additionally, can antidepressants cause glaucoma? Anticholinergic medications known to cause glaucoma include benzodiazepines (diazepam), tricyclic antidepressants (imipramine), and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (paroxetine, citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine, and fluvoxamine).
Additionally, what medications should be avoided with glaucoma?
Medications to Avoid with Glaucoma
- Allergy/Cold Remedies: Diphenhydramine, Ephedrine.
- Anxiety: Vistaril (hydroxyzine)
- Asthma/COPD: Atrovent (ipratroprium bromide), Spiriva (tiotropium bromide)
- Depression: Prozac (fluoxetine), Paxil (paroxetine), Elavil (amitryptiline), Tofranil (imipramine)
What can I take for allergies if I have glaucoma?
People with "narrow angle glaucoma" may have risk of acute angle closure glaucoma wit these medications. Common examples of these medication include Claritin (Loratadine), Sudafed, Allegra (fexofenadine), Singulair, Benadryl (Diphenhydramine), and Zyrtec.