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Medications that Cause or Exacerbate Symptoms of Dry Eye

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Antidepressants -  can lead to reduction in the tear layer

 

Celexa

Lexapro

Paxil

Prozac

Luvox

Zoloft

Pristiq

Cymbalta

Effexor

Serzone

Wellbutyrin

Adderall

dexidrine

 

Birth Control Pills 

Can lead to evaporative dry eye which is a malfunction in the protective lipid layer of the tear film. The lipid layer prevents tears from evaporating.

 

Mircette

Yasmin

Seasonale

Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo

Triphasil

Ocella

Nordette

Micronor

NuvaRing

 

Diuretics

Reduce water content in tears

 

Furosemide

Spironolactone

Hydrodiuril

Bumetanide

Chlorothiazide

Amiloride

Metolazone

Torsemide

Triamterene

 

Antihistamines/Decongestants have been shown to reduce the water content in tears.

 

Diphenhydramine

Loratadine

Cetirizine

Fexofenadine

Hydroxyzine

Cyproheptadine

Chlorphenamine

Clemastine

Desloratadine

 

Isotretinoin-Type Drugs

negatively impacts the protective lipid layer so while tears are produced, they rapidly evaporate.  This is called evaporative dry eye

 

Retin-A

 

ACE Inhibitors – reduces the volume of the tear film

 

Lisinopril

Enalapril

Ramipril

Captopril

Benazepril

Quinapril

Fosinopril

Perindopril

Trandolapril

 

Sleeping Pills -  can lead to reduction in the water content of the tear film

 

Ambien

Lunesta

Rozerem

Sonata

Silenor

Halcion

 

Opiates – Opiates break down the lipid layer contributing to evaporative dry eye.

Codeine

Vicodin, Hycodan (hydrocodone)

MS Contin Kadian (morphine)

Oxycontin, Percoset (oxycodone)

Dilaudid (hydromorphone)

Duragesic (fentanyl)

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About the Author: Dr. Alan Glazier is founder and CEO of Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care, Optometrists, Ophthalmologists and Opticians serving the Rockville, Potomac, Gaithersburg, Germantown and Bethesda suburbs of Washington, DC. Dr. Glazier is a graduate of the University of Maryland and The New England College of Optometry. Dr.Glazier is inventor on 4 issued and 9 pending patents in ophthalmology and computer science. He is founder and CEO of Vision Solutions Technologies, a company formed to forward his invention LiquiLens which restores reading vision to people blinded from macular degeneration. Dr. Glazier is a sought-after industry lecturer and consultant, author of two books and professional blogger. Dr. Glazier is founder of “ODs on facebook”, the industries largest and most active social media group and founder of the Networked Eye Care Alliance, consisting of In 2012, Dr. Glazier was selected as one of the most influential optometrists in the US by the VisionMonday organization.

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