What are Opticrom Single Dose Allergy Eye Drops?
Opticrom Single Use Allergy Eye Drops are a set 20 eye drop vials split into the dosage you’ll need to manage hay fever symptoms in your eyes. These vials are easy to use and can be taken with you on the go, so you can relieve symptoms like itching, redness, and watery eyes whenever they strike. If your allergies always seem to irritate your eyes, Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops could be the perfect way to soothe your poor eyes whenever you need relief.
Why do I get itchy, watery eyes when I have hay fever?
When you have hay fever your body reacts to a natural substance called pollen, which is released from plants, especially over spring and summer. When you come into contact with pollen your body will try and get rid of it by releasing a substance called histamine. Histamine is released into different parts of your body where it will trigger allergy symptoms, such as itchy, watery, or red eyes.
How will Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops relieve my hay fever symptoms?
Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops contain an active ingredient called sodium cromoglicate, which helps to ease allergy symptoms in your eyes. It works by preventing the release of histamine into your eyes, which keeps it from causing itching, watering, and redness. This tackles your symptoms at their cause, helping to keep your eyes feeling comfortable.
Can I use these eye drops during my pregnancy?
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops. They may recommend using this product, as eye drops are typically a better option of allergy relief for pregnant women than antihistamine tablets or syrups. However, you should only use this or any other medication if your doctor or pharmacist has told you it’s safe to do so.
Can I use these eye drops if I wear contact lenses?
You can use Opticrom Eye Drops if you wear contact lenses, but you will have to remove them before each use. Once you’ve applied the drops you should wait for 15 minutes before putting your contacts back in. If you’re ever unsure whether your contact lenses will be affected by your eye medication you should speak to your doctor or optometrist for more information.
Can I drive after using this product?
You might experience blurred vision immediately after using these eye drops. This is normal and will usually clear up quite quickly. If this happens to you, do not attempt to drive or use any tools or machinery until your vision has cleared and you’re sure you are safe to do so.
How to use Opticrom Single Use Eye Drops
Before using this product, wash and dry your hands. Break off one vial of Opticrom eye drops from the strip and open it by twisting or bending the tab. Tilt your head back and use your other hand to gently pull down your lower eyelid, forming a pocket. Squeeze the vial of drops to deposit 1 - 2 drops into the inside of the eyelid. Close your eye to spread the drops evenly over its surface, then wipe away any excess drops from around the eye with a tissue. Use 1 - 2 drops in each eye 4 times a day for best results.
When should this product not be used?
Do not use Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops if you are allergic to sodium cromoglicate or any of the other listed ingredients. For use in the eye only. If you accidentally use more drops than you should, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops have any side effects?
Like all medications, Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These side effects include:
- Symptoms of allergic reaction to the drops, e.g. itching, redness, or swelling of the eyes getting worse
- Mild eye irritation
- Stinging or burning of the eyes or blurred eyesight, this will usually pass a short time after using the eye drops
If you experience these or any other side effects while taking this product you should speak to your doctor right away. For more information about reporting the side effects of medications please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Keep the single-dose vials in the original packaging to protect from sunlight. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Once opened, use each single-dose vial immediately. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
Why do I need to answer questions to buy this product?
You do not need a prescription for Opticrom Eye Drops, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist 4 U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that Opticrom is the best choice for you.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
The active substance is sodium cromoglicate. Each single-dose container contains 2% w/v of sodium cromoglicate.
The other ingredients are sodium chloride and purified water
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