What is Optrex Hayfever Eye Drops?
Optrex Hayfever Eye Drops is a fast, effective remedy for hay fever sufferers who need relief from the symptoms. Oprex works well in reducing redness, itching, and watering in the eyes.
The active ingredient in Optrex Hayfever Eye Drops is sodium cromoglicate, an antihistamine that reduces hay fever symptoms.
Who is Optrex Hayfever Eye Drops suitable for?
Optrex Hayfever Eye Drops is suitable for children and adults aged 6 and above. Optrex Hayfever Eye Drops should only be used for hay fever, and not symptoms of other allergies.
These eye drops should also not be used by those who are allergic to the ingredients within the eye drops:
- Sodium cromoglicate
- Disodium edetate
- Benzalkonium chloride
Is this Optrex treatment suitable for anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding?
For anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding, the recommended course of action is to speak to a medical professional before using any medical treatment.
Is it safe to use these eye drops when using any other type of medication?
When using any medication, you should speak to a doctor before using these eye drops. This is because there is a chance that the ingredients may interfere with each other. In particular, treatments for glaucoma and hypertension can be diminished when using these eye drops.
Can I wear contact lenses while using sodium cromoglicate eye drops?
When using sodium cromoglicate eye drops, you should not be wearing contact lenses.
How should these Optrex Eye Drops be used?
Firstly, you should wash your hands. Then you should follow the following instructions:
- Wash and dry hands thoroughly before use
- Tilt your head back and squeeze 1-2 drops into each eye
- Blink a few times to ensure that all of the eyes are covered
- Make sure that the top is secured correctly after use
How often should I use it?
The general guidelines say that you should put one or two drops into each eye up to four times a day. If you want to know what is best for you then speak to your doctor.
Are there any side effects when using sodium cromoglicate?
There are a few potential side effects when using eye drops, though it is very rare. The potential side effects are:
- Burning or stinging in the eyes
- Blurred vision
If you do experience any side effects, then it should only be for a few minutes.You can also report any side effect that you may experience. For more information about recording side effects to medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card website.
Do I need a prescription?
No, you do not need a prescription when buying Optrex Hayfever Eye Drops.
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.
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Should I store these eye drops in the fridge?
Before first opening the bottle: This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions. After first opening the bottle: Do not store above 25°C. Discard 28 days after first opening. Do not use after date shown on pack.
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