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CROMOLUX 2% EYE DROPS

Active substance(s): SODIUM CROMOGLICATE

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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

CROMOLUX 2% EYE DROPS
Sodium Cromoglicate 2% w/v

777059UK/3A
9181400

Overdose
There is no experience of an
overdosage with Cromolux Eye Drops
which is unlikely when given as
eyedrops. If you accidentally use too
many eye drops in the eye or swallow
them contact your doctor.
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Please read this leaflet carefully
before you start to take your
medicine.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to
read it again.
• If you have any further questions,
please ask your doctor or pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed
for you. Do not pass it on to others.
It may harm them, even if their
symptoms are the same as yours.
• If any of the side effects gets serious,
or if you notice any side effects not
listed in this leaflet, please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Cromolux 2% Eye Drops
are and what they are used for
2. Before you use Cromolux 2%
Eye Drops
3. How to use Cromolux 2% Eye
Drops
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Cromolux 2% Eye
Drops
6. Further information

1. What Cromolux 2% Eye Drops
are and what they are used for

taken any other medicines, including
medicines obtained without a
prescription.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding
you should discuss this with your doctor
before you start to apply the eye drops.
Driving and using machines
Do not drive or operate machines if
you have blurred vision after using
Cromolux 2% Eye Drops. You should
wait until this clears before driving or
using machines.
Important information about some
ingredients of Cromolux 2% eye
drops
Cromolux 2% eye drops contains
Benzalkonium chloride as preservative
which may cause irritation and
discolour soft contact lenses. If you
wear soft contact lenses remove them
prior to application and wait at least 15
minutes before reinsertion.
Consult your doctor if any of the
above applies to you, or if you are
unsure.

3. How to use Cromolux 2%
Eye Drops

See your doctor or pharmacist if the
symptoms persist or worsen for more
than two days.

If you forget to use Cromolux 2%
Eye Drops
If you forget to use the eye drops on
time, put in the next dose as soon as
you remember. Do not insert more than
one drop to make up for the dose that
you missed.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Cromolux 2% Eye
Drops can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them.
Most of these side effects affect only
the eye and may not last very long. If
you have any severe or persistent
side effect you should stop using the
drops and contact your doctor
immediately. Side effects include:
• sensitivity to any component
• stinging, burning,
• eye irritation,
• blurring of vision.

Always use Cromolux 2% Eye Drops
exactly as your doctor has told you.
You should check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure.

Please tell your doctor, if you are
using this medicine and develop signs
of irritation or sensitivity.

2. Before you use Cromolux 2%
Eye Drops

The usual dose is one or two drops in
each affected eye four times daily or
as directed by your doctor.

5. How to store Cromolux 2%
Eye Drops

Keep using your medicine until your
doctor tells you to stop.

Keep out of the reach and sight of
children.

Always wash your hands before
applying eye drops.
Apply your eye drops in the
following way:
1. Open the bottle. Take special care
that the tip of the dropper bottle
does not touch your eye, the skin
around your eye or your fingers.
2. Tilt your head backwards while
seated, or lie down on your back.
3. Place the tip of the bottle close to
your eye. Pull the lower eyelid
downwards and look up.
4. Press the bottle slightly and let one
drop fall into the space between the
lower eyelid and the eye.
5. Close your eye for a moment.
6. When both eyes are to be treated,
repeat steps 3 to 6 for the other eye.
7. Replace the cap securely after use.

Do not store at a temperature above
25 °C.

Take special care with Cromolux 2%
Eye Drops if you:
• are pregnant or breast feeding
• are taking other medicines
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are applying any other type of eye
drops or eye ointment before you start
to use this medicine. Your medicine
may affect their action and could alter
their effect.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are taking or have recently

FRONT

What Cromolux 2% Eye Drops look
like and contents of the pack
One bottle of Cromolux 2% Eye
Drops contains 13.5 ml solution.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Bausch & Lomb (UK) Ltd
Bausch & Lomb House
106 London Road
Kingston-Upon-Thames
Surrey
KT2 6TN
Manufacturer
TUBILUX PHARMA S.p.A.
Via Costarica 20/22
00040 Pomezia (RM)
ITALY
PL number 03468/0022
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This leaflet was last approved in:
07/2010.

If any of the side effects gets serious,
or if you notice any side effects not
listed in this leaflet, please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.

Cromolux 2% Eye Drops are used to
treat hay fever and allergic
conjunctivitis which are conditions that
can cause redness, discomfort and
discharge from the affected eye(s) as
a consequence of an allergic reaction.

Do not use Cromolux 2% Eye Drops:
• are sensitive/allergic to sodium
cromoglicate or to any of the
ingredients in this product
• if you wear soft contact lenses
because this medicine contains
benzalkonium chloride.

6. Further information
What Cromolux 2% Eye Drops
contain
The active ingredient is sodium
cromoglicate. The other ingredients
are: benzalkonium chloride as
preservative, disodium edetate and
purified water.

Discard the bottle 28 days after
opening, even if there is solution
remaining.
Do not use Cromolux 2% Eye Drops
after the expiry date which is stated
on the bottle and on the carton the
bottle is packed in.
Medicines should not be disposed of
via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose
of medicines no longer required.
These measures will help to protect
the environment.
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