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Pregnancy: Not suitable
Breastfeeding: Not suitable
Optilast eye drop solution provides quick relief from allergic conjunctivitis, the allergy symptoms which affect the eyes. This includes puffy, itchy and watery eyes. Its active ingredient is an antihistamine called azelastine hydrochloride.
The eye contains a certain group of cells called mast cells. Mast cells are responsible for the eye’s immune response to foreign particles. They react to allergens by releasing substances called histamines, which causes the eyes to become watery and inflamed. The most common allergens are pollen, animal fur, and dust mites. Azelastine hydrochloride prevents these cells from releasing histamine, which reduces the associated inflammation.
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.
Allergic conjunctivitis is a very common condition. There are a number of steps you can take to reduce your exposure to allergens:
Wash your hands thoroughly before use. Place one drop in each eye, twice a day. If this dose is ineffective, you can increase this frequency to 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 on the side of your eye.
Optilast should not be used for more than 6 weeks continuously. Use a new bottle of Optilast after four weeks, to ensure that the drops remain sterile.
Children under the age of 12 should not use Optilast.
Not everyone will experience side effects when they use Optilast 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 contained in Optilast eye drops is:
Azelastine hydrochloride 0.05% (0.5mg/ml)
Optilast also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:
Benzalkonium chloride, disodium edetate, hypromellose, liquid sorbitol (crystallising) (E420i), sodium hydroxide (E524).
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
Optilast will be unsuitable for you if your eye problems are not due to allergies. Talk to your doctor if the symptoms are localised in one eye, if you have impaired vision or if you are not suffering from allergy symptoms in the nose – this may indicate that you have an infection, not an allergy.
Talk to your GP if your symptoms do not improve within 48 hours of using Optilast.
Remove contact lenses prior to using Optilast. After using the drops, wait at least 15 minutes before you reinsert your lenses.
Please read all packaging and the Patient 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.
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