This belongs to a group of medicines called anti-allergens. It works by stopping the release of the natural substances in your eyes that can lead to an allergic reaction. Signs of an allergic reaction include itchy, watery, red or inflamed eyes and puffy eyelids. These symptoms usually occur in the late spring or early summer when pollen from grasses or trees comes into contact with the eyes of people who are sensitive to them. This condition is sometimes called ‘Hayfever eyes’ or by its medical term: seasonal allergic conjunctivitis.
The active substance is sodium cromoglicate. Each 1 ml of eye drops contains 20 mg of sodium cromoglicate (2.0% w/v). One drop contains 0.7 mg of sodium cromoglicate.
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Adults (including the elderly) and Children over 6 years use one or two drops to be administered into each eye four-times daily. This medicine should not be used in children under 6 years of age. If you have any questions concerning the use of these drops in a child or are unsure if the child has allergic eyes, you should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist.
If your eyes are no better after 2 days of using the eye drops, see your doctor or pharmacist. It is best to use your eye drops regularly every day while high pollen levels are expected, to keep your eye condition controlled. If you find you need to use them continuously for more than 14 days, check with your pharmacist or doctor before continuing.
Use this medicine when the first signs of Hayfever strike, mainly itching and irritation in the eyes. To use Aspire Hayfever Eye Drops, you need to wash your hands, remove the cap from the bottle, tilt your head back, squeeze one or two drops inside the lower lid without touching your eye. Then, close your eye and wipe away any excess liquid from the eyes with a clean tissue.
Do not use this medicine if you or your child are allergic to sodium cromoglicate or any of the other ingredients in this medicine. Other ingredients include disodium edetate, benzalkonium chloride and water for injections.
You do not require a prescription to purchase this product from Chemist-4-U.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. You are recommended to stop using this medicine and see a doctor as soon as possible if the itching, redness or swelling gets worse, you may be allergic to these drops. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if any of the side effects gets serious or lasts longer than a few days, or if you notice any side effects not listed. Stop taking using this product if you have stinging or burning in your eyes or blurring of eyesight. This should only last for a short time and occurs immediately after using the eye drops.
Always read the information leaflet before use.