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What is Optrex Allergy
Optrex Allergy 2% w/v Eye Drops contain the active ingredient known as sodium cromoglicate and are used to ease the signs of allergic reactions such as watery, itchy, bloodshot or infected eyes and swollen eyelids.
What dose should I choose?
Optrex Allergy 2% w/v Eye Drops are available in this dosage only.
How do Optrex Allergy 2% w/v Eye Drops work?
The active ingredient, sodium cromoglicate, prevents the body from releasing the substances which cause allergic reactions. Allergy symptoms could include watery, itchy, red or inflamed eyes and swollen eyelids and are caused by allergies such as hay fever, dust mites and other irritants such as pet hair.
How effective are Optrex Allergy 2% w/v Eye Drops?
The active ingredient is an anti-allergy medicine and works by preventing the body from releasing the substances which cause the allergic reaction. When used as directed, Optrex Allergy 2% w/v Eye Drops are proven to reduce the symptoms of allergies such as hay fever, dust mites and other irritants such as pet hair.
Can I buy Optrex Allergy 2% w/v Eye Drops online?
Optrex Allergy 2% w/v Eye Drops do not require a prescription, but buyers must be aged 16 years or older. They are available to order from Click Pharmacy with next-day delivery available.
How should I take Optrex Allergy 2% w/v Eye Drops?
Optrex Allergy 2% w/v Eye Drops comes in a 10ml bottle which contains 200 mg of Sodium Cromoglicate. It is suitable for adults and children and is only to be used in the eyes. Insert 1-2 drops into each eye 4 times per day or as directed by your doctor.
What are the side effects of Optrex Allergy 2% w/v Eye Drops?
Like all medicines, this medicine may cause side effects. Stop using immediately if the itching, redness and swelling becomes more severe, as you may be allergic to the eye drops. You may experience mild eye irritation or some stinging/burning and blurring of eyesight, which should only happen for a short time after using them.
If symptoms persist for longer than a few days or become serious, speak to your doctor or pharmacist. Side effects may vary, so talk to your doctor or consult our specialists at Click Pharmacy should you require any further advice.
When shouldn’t I use Optrex Allergy 2% w/v Eye Drops?
Do not use Optrex Allergy 2% w/v Eye Drops if you are allergic to Sodium Cromoglicate or any of the other ingredients of Optrex Allergy 2% w/v Eye Drops.
Do not use Optrex Allergy 2% w/v Eye Drops if you are wearing soft contact lenses.
Speak with your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or are about to start taking any other medicines.
Your vision may become blurred immediately after use so do not use Optrex Allergy 2% w/v Eye Drops if you are about to operate heavy machinery.
Speak with your doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or are likely to become pregnant while using.
What is the difference between Optrex Allergy 2% w/v Eye Drops and Opticrom Allergy Single Dose 2% w/v Eye Drops / Murine Irritation & Redness Relief Eye Drops?
Optrex Allergy 2% w/v Eye Drops and Opticrom Allergy Single Dose 2% w/v Eye Drops both have Sodium Cromoglicate 2% as the active ingredient. Opticrom Allergy Single Dose 2% w/v Eye Drops, however, are individual doses rather than a single bottle of medicine.
Murine Irritation & Redness Relief Eye Drops have naphazoline hydrochloride as the active ingredient, which acts as a vaso-constrictor and reduces blood flow to the affected area to alleviate irritation.
Can I wear contact lenses after using Optrex Allergy Eye Drops?
Before using Optrex Allergy Eye Drops you should remove any contact lenses. You should not put any contact lenses back in until 30 minutes after having used the eye drops.
How should I administer Optrex Allergy Eye Drops?
Prior to using the eye drops you should ensure your hands are thoroughly washed and dried. You should use one fingertip to pull open the eye, and allow one to two drops of Optrex Allergy Eye Drops to fall into the lower eyelid. You should then close your eyes for a few seconds to allow the eye drops to settle. This process should be repeated on the alternative eye.
How should I store Optrex Allergy Eye Drops?
You should store Optrex Allergy Eye Drops in a cool dry place, out of reach from children and at room temperature. These eye drops should not be exposed to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight.
Like all medicines, after using Optrex Allergy Eye Drops you are likely to experience a number of side effects. These side effects are usually mild and disappear within 30 minutes of use. It is important to note that not everyone will experience the same side effects, this may differ depending on your condition. Common side effects include the following:
- Blurred vision
- Watery eyes
If any of these side effects worsen, you should stop using Optrex Allergy Eye Drops immediately and seek medical advice from a GP or pharmacist as soon as possible.