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<h2>What is Opticrom Allergy</h2> <p>Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops contain the active ingredient sodium cromoglicate, a non-steroid antihistamine used to treat red, watery, itchy eyes associated with hay fever, dust mite allergies and pet fur allergies. Antihistamines work by blocking the production of histamine, which is the body&rsquo;s immune response to allergens, such as pollen.</p> <h3>How effective are Opticrom Allergy eye drops?</h3> <p>Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops are an effective way to bring relief to red, watery, itchy eyes associated with hay fever, dust mite allergies and pet fur allergies without a prescription. They are suitable for adults and children over the age of six. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using with other medicines.</p> <h3>Important information</h3> <p>Special precautions need to be taken if you are a contact lens wearer when using Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops. Benzalkonium Chloride may discolour contact lenses and cause eye irritation.</p> <p>You may experience blurry eyesight for a few minutes after dosage. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or apply makeup until this passes. Consider this when using before work, school or anywhere else you need to drive to, as it will take longer to get ready. If you experience blurry vision for longer than a few minutes after a dose, consult your pharmacist or doctor.</p>

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What is Opticrom Allergy

Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops contain the active ingredient sodium cromoglicate, a non-steroid antihistamine used to treat red, watery, itchy eyes associated with hay fever, dust mite allergies and pet fur allergies. Antihistamines work by blocking the production of histamine, which is the body’s immune response to allergens, such as pollen.

How effective are Opticrom Allergy eye drops?

Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops are an effective way to bring relief to red, watery, itchy eyes associated with hay fever, dust mite allergies and pet fur allergies without a prescription. They are suitable for adults and children over the age of six. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using with other medicines.

Important information

Special precautions need to be taken if you are a contact lens wearer when using Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops. Benzalkonium Chloride may discolour contact lenses and cause eye irritation.

You may experience blurry eyesight for a few minutes after dosage. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or apply makeup until this passes. Consider this when using before work, school or anywhere else you need to drive to, as it will take longer to get ready. If you experience blurry vision for longer than a few minutes after a dose, consult your pharmacist or doctor.

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How should I use Opticrom Allergy eye drop?

Store Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops out of sight and reach of children. Do not use past the expiry date printed on the bottle. Always store in the original container. Do not store above 25 degrees C after opening. Only use one bottle per person to avoid cross-contamination. Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops cannot be disposed of with regular household waste. Bring any unused eye drops to the pharmacy for disposal.

Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops are used to treat seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, more commonly known as red, itchy sore eyes related to hay fever or other allergic conditions such as a dust mite or pet fur allergy. Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops work by blocking histamine production in the eyes, reducing swelling, itchiness and red sore eyes. These drops can be taken long term, but always consult a doctor or pharmacist before using, especially if you are taking any other medications. Consult a doctor or pharmacist if your symptoms do not improve. Precautions need to be taken if you wear contact lenses: after drops have been inserted into bare eyes, do not reinsert lenses for at least fifteen minutes.

Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops take two to three days to bring relief to symptoms. If symptoms do not improve or become worse, consult your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Side effects

Like all medicines, after using Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops you are likely to experience a number of side effects. Common side effects include the following:

  • Temporary blurred vision
  • Stinging
  • Burning
  • Watery eyes
  • Itchy eyes

If any of these side effects worsen, you should stop using Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops and seek medical advice, from a GP or pharmacist, as soon as possible.

When shouldn’t I use Opticrom Allergy eye drop?

Do not use Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops if you are allergic to any of the ingredients, including the inactive ones. Tell your doctor or pharmacist about any other medications you are taking, including other over-the-counter treatments and remedies and t if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant, as Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops may not be suitable for you. Please also consult if you are breastfeeding.

Can I wear contact lenses after using Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops?

You should wait 15 minutes after using Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops to put in any contact lenses.

How long will it take to notice an improvement in my symptoms?

If after 3 days of using Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops you do not notice an improvement in your condition, you should stop using Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops and seek medical advice from a GP or pharmacist.

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