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Opticrom Aqueous Eye Drops

What are Opticrom Aqueous eye drops?

Opticrom Aqueous eye drops contain sodium cromoglicate in a strength of 2.0%. The drops prevent allergic reactions in the body by stopping the release of inflammatory chemicals that may otherwise trigger the common symptoms of the allergy.

If it’s necessary, you can take an oral antihistamine at the same time as these eye drops.

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How to use Opticrom Aqueous eye drops?

Adults and children should use one or two drops in each eye four times a day to help treat or prevent allergic conjunctivitis (most commonly caused by hay fever). If possible, use the drops before being exposed to the allergen – this is the most effective way to control the condition.

You may find the drops to be more effective if you start to use them before you are exposed to the allergen (for example, grass pollen).

Before starting a course of this treatment, please ensure you have read the enclosed leaflet.

Are Opticrom Aqueous eye drops suitable for me?

Like with most treatments, there are certain scenarios in which it may be advised that Opticrom Aqueous eye drops aren't suitable. Those who wear contact lenses, children under the age of 12, or women who are either pregnant or breastfeeding are not advised to undergo this treatment.

If you're taking any other medicines, whether prescribed by your own doctor or from a pharmacy, be sure to tell your doctor during the consultation. Opticrom Aqueous eye drops will not be suitable if you are allergic to sodium cromoglicate or any of the other ingredients.

What are the side effects of Opticrom Aqueous eye drops?

Opticrom Aqueous eye drops may cause side effects. Side effects that are considered to be common include eye irritation after the drops are applied – you may want to speak with your doctor if you experience excessive amounts of irritation.

You should read the patient leaflet provided in the pack before starting any course of treatment – this is where you'll find all the side effects and product details. A medicine guide can be viewed online here.