Glaucoma and Imodium use

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I have recently been diagnosed with primary open angle glaucoma for which I am using Cosopt and Lumigan drops. I also suffer from mild IBS and used to take imodium every now and then if I had a flare up. Would love to hear from anyone who may be in the same position, and from anyone who knows if it is safe to still take imodium when you have glaucoma. I am seeing my ophthalmologist in March and will obviously check with him but if anyone can help in the meantime it would be greatly appreciated.

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    hi sorry to hear you have glaucoma I also have glaucoma I've had it 28 years and after 13 operations on both eyes I have lost my left eye I have had every drop you can mention for the disease but now also take lumigan and cosopt plus yellow for macular odeama caused through cataract

    operation 4 years ago I was then diagnosed with bowel cancer at the same time and had part of my bowel removed and had a colonoscopy bag on for 10 months then had it reversed which in my opion was worse than the original operation so in answer to your question I dont think the drops would interfere with you r IBS then again every ones different l do know glaucoma is horrible disease of the eyes and if left untreated causes blindness in which I am now registered part sighted so keep taking the drops and have regular check ups I wish you luck which every way it turns out for you

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      Sorry to hear about your situation, seems like you have been through a lot. I am not worried about my glaucoma drops affecting my IBS, I don't think they do. It's the other way round, imodium affecting the glaucoma. Some drugs do, just hoping that imodium isn't one of them. I will check with my dr at my next eye appointment. Thanks for the reply, take care.

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    No,Imodium doesnt affect glaucoma. Its one of those drugs which is considered very safe to take. The drugs to avoid with open angle glaucoma are the steroids.

    If you have a packet of Imodium tablets there,read the leaflet which should come with them.

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