Opticrom Eye Drops

Opticrom aqueous eye drops provide quick relief from allergy symptoms which affect the eyes. This includes puffy, itchy and watery eyes. The active ingredient is sodium cromoglycate, which helps to ease allergy symptoms within 2 minutes.

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- - 13.5ml x 1 Pack 28.00
- - 13.5ml x 2 Pack 38.00

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About Opticrom Eye Drops

Opticrom aqueous eye drops provide quick relief from allergy symptoms which affect the eyes. This includes puffy, itchy and watery eyes. The active ingredient is sodium cromoglycate, which helps to ease allergy symptoms within 2 minutes.

The eye contains a group of cells called mast cells. These cells are responsible for the eye’s immune response to foreign particles. Mast cells react to invading allergens by releasing a substance called histamine. As a result, the eyes become watery and inflamed. Common allergens that can trigger such a response includes; pollen, animal fur, and dust mites. Sodium cromoglycate has a stabilising effect on these mast cells; it inhibits the release of histamine and prevents inflammation.

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What Is Opticrom?

Opticrom eye drops are used to treat eye symptoms of hay fever and other allergic reactions. This medication contains an anti-inflammatory compound that prevents the release of histamine from mast cells. Opticrom relieves the symptoms associated with multiple allergic reactions like itching, watering, redness, and inflammation of the eyes. It also treats puffy and swelled eyelids.

How Does Opticrom Work?

Opticrom eye drops contain sodium cromoglicate as its active ingredient. Sodium cromoglicate belongs to a group of drugs called anti-inflammatory/anti-allergic agents. This drug is used to treat red, watery and itchy eyes caused by allergies such as hay fever, house dust mites, and animal fur.

Sodium cromoglicate works by stabilizing immune cells called mast cells. Mast cells are triggered when they come in contact with a foreign substance or an allergen. When triggered mast cells release multiple substances including histamine which causes inflammation, and other symptoms.

This whole process is a part of our body’s immune response to a foreign substance. Opticrom relieves symptoms of allergies by reducing the cell’s allergic response.

What Are The Benefits Of Using Opticrom?

Opticrom eye drops can be very helpful if you are prone to developing eye symptoms in pollen or hay fever season. There are many benefits of using Opticrom including the following.

  • Opticrom eye drops are fast acting, your painful eye symptoms will start clearing out in less than an hour.
  • It relieves itchy, red, watery, and inflamed eyes.
  • It treats inflamed and swelled eyelids.

How Do I Use Opticrom?

This medication should be used as per the doctor’s prescription. If you are not sure how to use these eye drops, contact your doctor or ask your local pharmacist.

  • If you are using it for the first time, make sure that the bottle is sealed. Don’t use the eye drops if the bottle’s seal is broken.
  • Wash your hands before using these eye drops.
  • Tilt your head backward.
  • Put one to two drops in your lower lid.
  • Close your eyes and wipe away the excess liquid around your eyes with a soft clean cloth or tissue paper.
  • Always put the lid back on tightly after using these eye drops.

Opticrom Dosage

The dose of 1-2 eyedrops in each eye is administered about 4-6 times a day at regular intervals or as directed by your doctor. Use Opticrom regularly if you are around things that you are allergic to or in the allergy season to keep your eye symptoms in control. This medication is not for children under 6 years of age. If your symptoms do not get better in two days, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions and Side Effects

Before using Opticrom, consult your doctor or pharmacist to make sure that this medication is right for you.

  • If you are allergic or hypersensitive to sodium cromoglicate or any other ingredient present in these eye drops.
  • Opticrom eye drops may blur your vision temporarily so don’t drive or use any tools or machinery right after using this medication.
  • Opticrom eye drops contain benzalkonium chloride as a preservative, this compound can change the color of your soft lenses. You should take off your lenses when using these eye drops and put them on at least 15 minutes later.
  • If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this drug.
  • Don’t stop using these eye drops even if your eyes are better.
  • If you want to stop using this medication before completing the course of treatment, talk to your doctor.
  • If you forget to take your dose on due time take it as soon as you remember unless it is almost time for your next dose then skip the missed dose and take your next dose on scheduled time. Never take two doses at once to make up for a missed dose.

Like every other medication, Opticrom also has its side effects but only some people experience them. If experience any of the following side effects, contact your doctor immediately. Also, keep an eye out for the side effects that are not mentioned here. Some common side effects of this medication include:

  • Allergic reactions (symptoms include itching, redness, and burning of the eyes gets worse)
  • Mild irritation
  • Temporarily blurred vision
  • Stinging or burning in your eyes.

If your side effects won’t go away and are getting worse, contact your doctor immediately.

Opticrom Indications

Opticrom is used for the treatment of the following conditions:

  • Allergies that happen at any time of the year, called ‘perennial allergic conjunctivitis’.
  • Allergies that happen in different seasons of the year caused by different pollens. This is called ‘seasonal allergic conjunctivitis’ or more commonly hay fever.

How Do I Buy Opticrom Online?

You can easily buy Opticrom online from [this website] after filling a prescription form. Kindly use this medication according to your doctor’s instructions. This medication should be administered only in the eyes. Ingesting this drug can be harmful to your health.