Is it safe to take prescription stimulants with glaucoma?
MAY 06, 2023
Is it safe to take prescription stimulants such as Adderall when you have glaucoma?
If you have open angle glaucoma, then stimulants such as Adderall are considered safe. But if you have angle closure (or narrow angle) glaucoma, this type of medication can increase the risk of a sudden increase in eye pressure (acute angle closure) and possible vision loss. The risk of this happening varies from person to person, so you need to discuss this with your ophthalmologist.
An in-person exam will help determine whether taking medications like Adderall is safe for your particular situation.