Opticrom Hayfever Eye Drops - 10ml

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What are Opticrom Hayfever Eye Drops?

Opticrom Hayfever Eye Drops are a quick remedy for hay fever symptoms that affect your eyes. It helps to soothe itchy, irritated eyes and reduces redness and swelling, working quickly to tackle the cause of your symptoms. If you’re looking for a way to manage your hay fever symptoms throughout the day, Opticrom eye drops can be applied throughout the day to help keep your eyes soothed and comfortable.


Why do I get itchy eyes when I have hay fever?

When you have hay fever your body reacts when you come into contact with pollen, which comes from plants. Your body wants to remove the pollen, so it products a substance called histamine to try and get the allergen out. Histamine is released into different parts of your body, where it will cause symptoms designed to try and remove irritants, with some of the most common hay fever symptoms including:

  • Itchy eyes, ears, nose, and throat
  • Runny or blocked nose
  • Red, watery eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing


How will Opticrom Hayfever Eye Drops soothe my itchy, watery eyes?

Opticrom Hayfever Eye Drops contain an active ingredient called sodium cromoglicate, which is an anti-allergy medication. It works by preventing histamine from being released into your eyes, so it can’t cause your hay fever symptoms. This tackles the cause of your symptoms head-on, preventing irritation, itching, redness, and watery eyes all at once.


Can I use these eye drops if I’m wearing contact lenses?

Opticrom Hayfever Eye Drops should not be used with soft contact lenses. The drops contain an ingredient called benzalkonium chloride, which discolours soft contact lenses when it comes into contact with them. If you use any other type of contact lens, you can use this product to ease hay fever symptoms. Remove your contacts before applying the drops and then wait for at least 15 minutes before putting them back in.


Can I drive after using these eye drops?

Your vision may become blurry for a short while after using Optictom eye drops. If this happens to you, or if you experience any other symptoms which affect your vision or your concentration, you should not attempt to drive or use any tools or machinery until the symptoms have passed and you’re sure you’re safe to do so.


Can I use these eye drops if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using Opticrom Hayfever Eye Drops. Medical professionals will often recommend using eye drops and nasal sprays to ease hay fever symptoms during pregnancy, as they can be more suitable for you than antihistamine tablets. However, this will entirely depend on your own condition, so make sure to speak to your doctor or pharmacist before you take any medication during these times.


How to use Opticrom eye drops

Before using these eye drops you should wash your hands and remove the cap from the bottle. Tip your head back and gently pull down your lower eyelid, creating a gap between your eyelid and your eyeball. Use your other hand to gently squeeze the bottle of drops to deposit 1 - 2 drops into the gap beneath your eyelid. Close your eye to disperse the drops evenly across its surface and wipe away any excess drops from around your eye with a tissue. Apply 1 - 2 drops into each eye four times a day.


When should this product not be used?

Opticrom Hayfever Eye Drops are not suitable for use in children under the age of 6. Do not use this product if you are allergic to sodium cromoglicate or any of the other listed ingredients. If you think that your symptoms are caused by anything other than hay fever you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this product. This includes allergies such as pet fur or dust mites.


Do Opticrom Hayfever Eye Drops have any side effects?

Like all medications, Opticrom Hayfever Eye Drops can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These side effects include:

  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction, e.g. itching, redness, or swelling of the eyes getting worse
  • Stinging or burning sensation, blurry eyes. These will usually only last for a short time after using the drops
  • Mild eye irritation

If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, speak to your doctor right away. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.


How to store this product

Store in a cool, dry place which is below 30 degrees C. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Once opened, use within 4 weeks. Keep out of sight and reach of children.


Important Information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist4U 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.


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Opticrom Hayfever Eye Drops - 10ml Reviews

By Karen Marie,
August 22, 2023
Competitive price, Excellent service & easy ordering
By Cheryl ,
June 20, 2023
Works great
By Sharon,
September 06, 2022
Helps to ease dry and itchy eyes, thank you.
By Ron Burden,
August 25, 2022
By KC,
July 19, 2022
Great product at a great price! Delivered quickly!

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