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Rapitil Eye Drops

What is Rapitil?

Rapitil Eye Drops contain nedocromil sodium in a strength of 2.0%. This is a medicine which prevents allergic reactions in the body by stopping the release of inflammatory chemicals which would otherwise trigger the common symptoms of the allergy. It can be used at the same time as you take an oral antihistamine, if necessary.

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Rapitil Eye Drops Rapitil (Nedocromil Sodium) 2% Eye Drops £0.72 per ml Prescription only Select

How to use Rapitil Eye Drops?

It's important to read the enclosed leaflet carefully before using Rapitil Eye Drops.

For the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis (such as hay fever) in adults and children over 6 years old, the recommended dose is to use one drop in each eye, twice a day. This frequency can be increased up to four times a day if needed. 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) if that's possible.

Rapitil Eye Drops are only recommended for up to 12 weeks of continuous use.

There are some situations where Rapitil Eye Drops should be used with caution or would not be recommended, for example in people who wear contact lenses, children under the age of 6, or pregnant or breast feeding women.

Tell the doctor if you are taking any other medicines, either from your doctor or purchased from a pharmacy. Rapitil Eye Drops will not be suitable if you are allergic to nedocromil sodium or any of the other ingredients.

Rapitil Eye Drops Side Effects

Like all medicines, Rapitil Eye Drops can cause side effects, although not everybody will experience them. Side effects that are considered to be common include eye irritation, and taste disturbances. If you experience this you may wish to talk to your doctor.

For a full list of potential side effects and other important information, please read the patient leaflet provided in the pack before starting any course of treatment. A version of the leaflet can be viewed online here:
http://xpil.medicines.org.uk/viewpil.aspx?docid=14175