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Pregnancy: Not suitable
Breastfeeding: Not suitable
Opticrom aqueous eye drops provide quick relief from allergy symptoms which affect the eyes. This includes puffy, itchy and watery eyes. The active ingredient is sodium cromoglycate, which helps to ease allergy symptoms within 2 minutes.
The eye contains a group of cells called mast cells. These cells are responsible for the eye’s immune response to foreign particles. Mast cells react to invading allergens by releasing a substance called histamine. As a result, the eyes become watery and inflamed. Common allergens that can trigger such a response includes; pollen, animal fur, and dust mites. Sodium cromoglycate has a stabilising effect on these mast cells; it inhibits the release of histamine and prevents inflammation.
Wash your hands thoroughly before use. Tilt your head back and hold one eye open. Place one or two drops in each eye, four times per day. Avoid touching the tip of the eyedropper to your eye or any other surface. If you struggle with this, you can try resting your hand on the side of your face and placing the drop in the side of your eye.
Not everyone will experience side effects when they use Opticrom aqueous eye drops. However, if you do, they can include:
Stinging in the eyes or blurred vision. This should go away a few moments after using the drops.
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
You will not be able to continue wearing soft contact lenses while using Opticrom eye drops.
Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
The active ingredient in Opticrom aqueous eye drops is:
Sodium cromoglycate 2% w/v
Opticrom also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:
Disodium edetate, benzalkonium chloride, purified water.
These drops should not be used by children under the age of 6.
Talk to your GP if you plan on using Opticrom and are breastfeeding, pregnant or may become pregnant. There have been no reported adverse effects, but you should only use this medicine in pregnancy if it is absolutely necessary.
If you have fully recovered from laser eye surgery, it is safe to use this medicine.
These eye drops do not need to be refrigerated – they can be stored anywhere away from direct sunlight, below 30°C. Do not allow the fluid to freeze.
Your bottle of Opticrom should be discarded 28 days after it has been opened. However, it is not advised to use these eye drops for more than 14 continuous days, unless recommended by your GP or pharmacist.
The recommended initial dose is one or two drops in each eye, four times per day. Talk to your GP if you do not notice an improvement in your symptoms.
Yes, these eye drops are safe for those who have glaucoma.
No, you should avoid wearing soft contact lenses during this treatment.
You can wear your soft contact lenses once you have stopped the daily use of Opticrom.
Yes – Opticrom contains benzalkonium chloride, which is a preservative.
Yes, you can use Opticrom if you wear hard lenses. This is because, unlike soft lenses, hard lenses will not absorb irritants such as benzalkonium chloride. Wait at least 15 minutes after you have used the eye drops before you reinsert your hard lenses.
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