Sodium Cromoglicate eye drops are medicated drops that help to soothe your irritated eyes when you’re suffering from hay fever or allergies. …read moreSee less
They’re perfect for those who experience itchy, red, or watery eyes when pollen season kicks in, or if they get too close to pet dander or dust.
These anti-allergic eye drops are designed to prevent allergy symptoms in your eye, which is also known as allergic conjunctivitis, relieving itchy, puffy eyes.
Sodium cromoglicate is available in eye drops from popular brands like Optrex and Opticrom, but is also available under its own name, so you can pick up the same amazing ingredient and bag a bargain at the same time!
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Are sodium cromoglicate eye drops suitable for children?
Sodium Cromoglicate eye drops are suitable for children who are suffering with hay fever or allergies.
If you want to give your child these eye drops for the first time and aren’t sure whether it’s right for them, speak to your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
They’ll be able to let you know whether these eye drops are right for your child and how much you should use.
Can I drive after using sodium cromoglicate eye drops?
You should be fine to drive after using sodium cromoglicate eye drops, but some people experience visual disturbances (e.g. blurred vision) for a short while after using this product.
If this happens to you, do not attempt to drive or operate tools or machinery until you are absolutely sure that the symptoms have passed and you’re safe to do so.
Can I use sodium cromoglicate eye drops at the same time as my other hay fever medication?
If you’re using any other medications, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using sodium
cromoglicate eye drops for the first time.
Some medications can interact when used together, causing unwanted effects or making your medication less effective.
However, sodium cromoglicate eye drops can often be used with antihistamine tablets like loratadine without interacting, just be sure to speak to a medical professional before taking any two medicines together to be sure they’re safe.
Does sodium cromoglicate have any side effects?
Like all medications, sodium cromoglicate eye drops can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them.
- Allergic reactions, e.g. itching, redness, swelling
- Stinging or burning in your eyes
- Blurred eyesight
- Mild eye irritation
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
For a full list of the side effects your specific medication can have, please read the patient information leaflet that comes with your medicine carefully.
What’s the usual dosage of sodium cromoglicate 2%?
Most sodium cromoglicate eye drops use a 2% w/v formulation, which means that each 1ml measure of these eye drops contains 20mg of sodium cromoglicate.
The usual dosage of these eye drops is one or two drops in each eye up to four times a day.
However, you should read the patient leaflet of your own medication first to ensure that you’re taking the correct dose.
If you’re ever unsure about how much of a medicine is right for you, you should ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Can I wear contact lenses while I’m using sodium cromoglicate eye drops?
You should not wear contact lenses while using sodium cromoglicate eye drops.
If you wear soft contact lenses, speak to your doctor before using these eye drops, as some formulations contain a preservative called benzalkonium chloride, which can discolour soft contact lenses.
You may need to follow extra precautions before wearing your lenses again after using these eye drops.