Opticrom Eyedrops (Sodium cromoglycate - non Rx) Customer Reviews

Opticrom Eyedrops

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Sodium cromoglycate eye drops are employed to alleviate and prevent symptoms associated with seasonal allergies including itching, tearing, and redness. The mechanism of action involves blocking the release of histamine from specific cells in the body known as mast cells. Sodium cromoglycate belongs to the class of medications referred to as mast cell stabilizers.

Uses and Dosage

To prevent contamination of the bottle tip, replace the cap after each use, and avoid touching the eye, finger, or any other surface with the bottle tip. Ensure thorough handwashing both before and after using the eye drops.

Several factors, including body weight, other medical conditions, and concurrent medications, can influence the appropriate dosage of this medication. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed, do not alter the way you use the medication without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.

Follow your doctor’s or pharmacist’s instructions precisely when using this medication. Continue using it for the entire prescribed treatment duration, even if your symptoms resolve. Consistent use during the allergy season helps maintain control over your symptoms.

If you miss a dose, administer it as soon as possible and resume your regular schedule. However, if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed one and continue with your usual dosing schedule. Avoid doubling up on doses to compensate for a missed one. If uncertain about what to do after missing a dose, seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

Store the medication at room temperature, shield it from direct sunlight, and keep it out of reach of children. Discard opened bottles after 4 weeks.

To administer the eye drops, the following steps should be followed:

  1. Thoroughly wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Do not allow the dropper tip to touch the eye or any other surface, and ensure that it is kept clean.
  3. Tilt the head back and pull down the lower lid of the eye using the index finger to form a pocket.
  4. Hold the dropper as close to the eye as possible without making contact, and brace the remaining fingers against the face.
  5. Squeeze the dropper gently to instill a single drop in the pocket created by the lower eyelid while looking upwards.
  6. Remove the index finger from the lower eyelid and keep the eye closed for 2-3 minutes while tilting the head down.
  7. Apply gentle pressure to the tear duct using a finger.
  8. Use a tissue to wipe off any excess liquid from the face.
  9. Wash hands to remove any residual medication.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • burning or stinging of the eye (mild and temporary)
  • dry eyes
  • puffiness around the eyes
  • watery, itchy eyes

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • eye discharge
  • eye pain
  • redness or swelling of the eye
  • vision changes


  • Before using cromolyn, inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, such as preservatives like benzalkonium chloride, which could cause allergic reactions or other issues.
  • Share your medical history with your doctor or pharmacist, especially if you use contact lenses.
  • After applying this drug, your vision may become temporarily blurred. Refrain from driving, using machinery, or engaging in activities that require clear vision until you can do so safely.
  • During pregnancy, use this medication only when it is clearly needed. Discuss the potential risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is uncertain whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Form and Strength

Opticrom Eyedrops is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Opticrom Eyedrops drops:
    • 2 %


How long do Opticrom Eyedrops take to work?

Opticrom Eyedrops usually take a few days to start working, and a few weeks to work fully.

Can I drive or operate machinery while taking Opticrom Eyedrops?

Opticrom Eyedrops can cause blurry vision for a few minutes after using them. If this happens, do not drive, cycle or operate machinery straight away. Wait until your vision is back to normal.


  1. https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/sodium-cromoglicate-eye-drops/common-questions-about-sodium-cromoglicate-eye-drops/
  2. https://www.medbroadcast.com/drug/getdrug/opticrom#dosage
  3. https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-7602/opticrom-ophthalmic-eye/details
  4. https://www.drugs.com/sfx/opticrom-side-effects.html#serious-side-effects

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Generic name:

Sodium cromoglycate – non Rx





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