Opticrom Allergy 2% Eye Drops 10ml
Opticrom Allergy 2% Eye Drops 10ml
Hayfever symptoms? Opticrom Allergy 2% Eye Drops 10ml brings swift relief to the symptoms of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis.
The active ingredient sodium cromoglicate works by reducing allergic responses, and can soothe irritated and watery eyes in as little as two minutes.
- For treatment of hayfever and other seasonal allergic conjunctivitis
- Contains sodium cromoglicate
- 10ml eye drops
- Reduces the eyes' allergic response
- Relief in as little as two minutes
What is the active ingredient and how does it work?
The active ingredient in Opticrom Allergy Relief 2% w/v Eye Drops is sodium cromoglicate. This compound, part of the anti-allergics group, operates by inhibiting the release of natural substances in the eyes that can trigger an allergic reaction, such as itchy, watery, red or inflamed eyes and puffy eyelids.
What symptoms or conditions can be treated with this product?
Opticrom Allergy Relief 2% w/v Eye Drops effectively prevent and treat eye allergies, alleviating symptoms such as itchy, watery, red or inflamed eyes and puffy eyelids. These eye allergies may occur throughout the year, known as 'perennial allergic conjunctivitis', or during specific seasons due to pollen, referred to as 'seasonal allergic conjunctivitis' or hay fever.
Can Opticrom Allergy Relief Eye Drops be used with other medications?
Before using Opticrom Allergy Relief Eye Drops, it's important to inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medications. This is because the interaction between medications can affect the effectiveness of the eye drops.
Sodium Cromoglicate 2.0% w/v (active ingredient)
Usage and Instructions
Opticrom Allergy 2% Eye Drops 10ml are really easy to use. First, wash your hands and remove the cap. Then, just open the bottle, tilt your head back, then gently squeeze one or two drops inside your lower eyelid, being careful not to touch the tip of the bottle on your eye. You should then close your eye and wipe away any excess liquid with a clean tissue. Repeat in the other eye if you need to.
Use one or two drops in each eye four times a day, or as directed by your doctor. Always put the cap back on after use.
If your symptoms worsen or do not improve, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Talk to your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant, might become pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed.
You may have blurred eyesight straight after using this medicine. If this happens, do not drive or use any tools or machines until you can see clearly.
Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops contains benzalkonium chloride. This may cause your eyes to become irritated. It may also change the colour of your contact lenses.
Do not use Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops if:
You are allergic (hypersensitive) to sodium cromoglicate, or any of the other ingredients.
Take special care with Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops if:
You wear soft contact lenses. You should not wear contact lenses while using these drops.
Can Opticrom Allergy 2% Eye Drops 10ml be used when you’ve had cataract surgery?
You shouldn’t use Opticrom Allergy 2% Eye Drops 10ml while you’re recovering from cataract surgery or laser surgery. You can use them only after you’ve fully recovered. Chat to our pharmacist who can give you more expert advice about when you can safely use these eye drops again after surgery.
Is it safe to use Opticrom Allergy Relief Eye Drops during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
Pregnant women or those who are breastfeeding or planning to have a baby should consult their doctor or pharmacist before using Opticrom Allergy Relief Eye Drops. The safety of the medication during pregnancy or breastfeeding is not fully established, and it's important to consider the risks and benefits before using it.
Common side effects of Opticrom include burning or stinging of the eye after you use the eye drops, dry or irritated eyes, puffy eyes, or watery eyes.