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Question 10#

Anticholinergics are contraindicated in the following, EXCEPT:

A. Post-void residual > 150 mL
B. Patients with open angle glaucoma
C. Toxic megacolon
D. Patients with untreated narrow-angle glaucoma
E. Patients with surgically treated closed-angle glaucoma

Correct Answer is B


Answer B

Anticholinergics, such as oxybutynin chloride, are contraindicated in patients with untreated angle closure glaucoma since anticholinergic drugs may aggravate this condition. It is also contraindicated in partial or complete obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract, hiatus hernia severe gastroesophageal reflux, paralytic ileus, toxic megacolon complicating ulcerative colitis, severe colitis and myasthenia gravis. It is also contraindicated in patients with obstructive uropathy and in patients with unstable cardiovascular status in acute haemorrhage.