If you have narrow
drainage angles and are at risk for
closed-angle glaucoma, you may need to avoid
medicines that widen (dilate) the pupil, the dark spot in the center of the
eye. Talk with your eye specialist about medicines that you should not
The following kinds of medicines may dilate the pupil.
Look for these names on the list of ingredients of any medicines you use-both
prescription and nonprescription-and check with your doctor before
using them again.
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Some medicines used to treat glaucoma that decrease
the production of the fluid inside the eye (adrenergic medicines) also may
cause the pupil to dilate. Your doctor can tell you whether these
medicines are safe for you.