Maximum per order: 3
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.
There are some non-medicinal methods to help combat hay fever symptoms. Some of these may include:
There is an extremely large range of OTC (over the counter) products you can purchase in any pharmacy, these vary from tablets to nasal sprays and also eye drops. You should try these before moving onto a prescription only medicine.
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.
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.
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.
We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.
The following delivery options are available:
All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. We always aim to dispatch all orders received before
All orders can be fully tracked in your account.
We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.
Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt.
Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.
Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering.
If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.
Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a
Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.
You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.
Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail
We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44
Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.
We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.
We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.
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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