Opticrom Hayfever Eye Drops brings fast-acting relief to the symptoms of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis. The active ingredient sodium cromoglicate works by reducing allergic responses , and can soothe irritated and watery eyes in as little as two minutes.
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.
How to use this medicine • Wash your hands. • Before using the medication for the first time, be sure that the tamper-proof seal on the bottle neck is unbroken. A gap between the bottle and the cap is normal for an unopened bottle. • Remove the cap from the bottle. • Tilt your head back. • Squeeze one or two drops inside the lower lid without touching your eye. • Close your eye. • Wipe away any excess liquid from the eyes with a clean tissue. • Always put the cap back on the bottle as soon as you have used it. • Repeat in the other eye if needed.
How much to use • One or two drops in each eye four times a day, or as directed by your doctor.
• If your symptoms worsen or do not improve, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. If you use more of this medicine than you should Contact your doctor if you use the eye drops more frequently than the recommended dose, or continuously for more than three months.
If you forget to use this medicine If you forget a dose, use your drops as soon as you remember. However, if it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not use a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. If you stop using this medicine You should keep using these drops if you are still around the things that you are allergic to. If you stop using this medicine your allergy symptoms may come back. If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not use this medicine • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to sodium cromoglicate or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat, tongue and worsening of redness, itching or swelling of the eye or eyelid.
Do not use this medicine if the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine.
Warnings and precautions Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine if you wear soft contact lenses. You should not wear contact lenses while using these drops. If you are not sure if the above applies to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine.
Other medicines and this medicine Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding 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.
Driving and using machines You may have blurred eyesight straight after using this medicine. If this happens, do not drive or use any tools or machines until you can see clearly. This medicine contains benzalkonium chloride. This medicine contains 100 micrograms of benzalkonium chloride in each ml of solution. Benzalkonium chloride may be absorbed by soft contact lenses and may change the colour of the contact lenses. You should remove contact lenses before using this medicine and put them back 15 minutes afterwards. Benzalkonium chloride may also cause eye irritation, especially if you have dry eyes or disorders of the cornea (the clear layer at the front of the eye). If you feel abnormal eye sensation, stinging or pain in the eye after using this medicine, talk to your doctor.
The active substance is sodium cromoglicate. Each 1ml of eye drops contains 20mg of sodium cromoglicate (2.0% w/v). One drop contains 0.7mg of sodium cromoglicate.
• The other ingredients are disodium edetate, benzalkonium chloride and water for injections.