Is there a way to reduce the side effects of medications, such as by a special diet?
A: According to some of my patients, oral carbonic anhydrase inhibitors are better tolerated if taken with a glass of milk about 20 minutes before meals or bedtime. A number of years ago, sodium bicarbonate was reported also to reduce the side effects of oral carbonic anhydease inhibitors. Side effect of eye drops can be reduced by appropriate nasolacrimal occlusion (finger pressure over the tear duct after taking the drops). I do not know of any other means of reducing this column has any suggestions, I would be happy to hear them.