Glaucoma & Antidepressants 
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 Glaucoma & Antidepressants

Which antidepressants are contraindicated/not contraindicated for use
in a patient with glaucoma?
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Wed, 06 Sep 1995 05:32:08 GMT
 Glaucoma & Antidepressants

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>Which antidepressants are contraindicated/not contraindicated for use
>in a patient with glaucoma?

I'd imagine that most of the tricyclics, especially those with extra-
strong anticholinergic actions, would be used with great caution, if at
all, in people with glaucoma.  {*filter*} without significant anticholinergic
effects include the serotonin reuptake inhibitors (Prozac, Zoloft,
Paxil) and Wellbutrin.

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Steve Dyer



Wed, 06 Sep 1995 06:57:07 GMT
 Glaucoma & Antidepressants

Quote:
>Which antidepressants are contraindicated/not contraindicated for use
>in a patient with glaucoma?

The tricylic antidepressants - amitriptyline (Elavil) perhaps most of all -
are contraindicated in closed angle glaucoma; patients with open angle
glaucoma can be treated with tricyclics provided the intraocular
pressure is monitored.  However, the newer {*filter*}, which are not
anticholinergic (the SSRis & Wellbutrin) would be preferred for the
depressed person with glaucoma.


Thu, 07 Sep 1995 00:54:55 GMT
 
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