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What should I avoid while using apraclonidine?

While using apraclonidine, you should avoid the following:

  • monoamine oxidase inhibitors, such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam) or tranylcypromine (Parnate). If you have used these drugs within 14 days, do not use apraclonidine.
  • other eye medications unless prescribed by your doctor.
  • central nervous system depressant drugs, including alcohol, narcotics, barbiturates and sedatives. These drugs add to the dizziness that you might feel from taking apraclonidine.
  • beta blockers used to lower high blood pressure. Apraclonidine may add to their effects. If you are taking these drugs, your blood pressure should be checked regularly while taking apraclonidine.
  • tricyclic antidepressants, including amitriptyline, desipiramine (Norpramin), imipramine (Tofranil) and others. These drugs may prevent apraclonidine from working.

If you have questions, talk with your doctor before using apraclonidine.

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