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MURINE HAYFEVER RELIEF 2% W/V EYE DROPS

Active substance(s): SODIUM CROMOGLICATE / SODIUM CROMOGLICATE / SODIUM CROMOGLICATE

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HAYFEVER RELIEF 2% w/v EYE DROPS

Sodium Cromoglicate

Read this leaflet carefully before
you start using this medicine.
This medicine is available without
a prescription, however you still
need to use this medicine carefully
to get the best results from it.
• Keep this leaflet. You may
need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you
need more information or
advice.
• You must contact a doctor if
your symptoms worsen or do
not improve after 14 days.
• If any of the side effects get
serious, or you notice any side
effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your pharmacist.
IN THIS LEAFLET:
1. What this medicine is for
2. Before you use this medicine
3. How to use the medicine
4. Possible side effetcs
5. Storing the medicine
6. Further information
1. WHAT THIS MEDICINE IS FOR

Sodium cromoglicate has an
anti-inflammatory action and
reduces redness, soreness and
itching in eyes affected by
allergic conditions like hayfever
when used regularly during the
course of treatment.
These symptoms occur usually in
the late spring or early summer
when pollen from grasses or trees
comes into contact with the eyes
of people who are sensitive to
them. This condition is
sometimes called ‘hayfever eyes’
or by its medical term: seasonal
allergic conjunctivitis.
If you suffer from hayfever, you
can also help control your
symptoms by trying to ensure low
exposure to pollen when hayfever
symptoms are expected. For
example, keep windows closed,
do not cut grass, stay indoors as
much as possible.
2. BEFORE YOU USE THE
MEDICINE

Do not use:
• In children under 6 years of age.
• If you or your child are sensitive
to eye drops containing sodium
cromoglicate, benzalkonium
chloride or disodium edetate.
• For other allergic eye symptoms
(not caused by hayfever). Other
things in everyday life can start
allergies causing eye symptoms
in certain people. For example,
contact with animals including
pets, house dust mites, other
particles and chemicals. Talk to
your pharmacist or doctor.
You must be confident that you
or your child’s irritated eyes are
caused by hayfever, or have
been previously diagnosed by
your doctor to suffer from
hayfever:
You can be sure allergic eyes are
caused by hayfever if:
• Both eyes are affected
• You also have a runny or
blocked nose
• Your eyesight is not affected
• You know you suffer from
hayfever and your symptoms
coincide with the times of the

year when grass or tree pollen is
high
But if you or your child have:
• No nose symptoms
• Only one eye is affected
• Your sight is affected
Or if the eye symptoms:
• occur at the wrong time of
year for hayfever
• are likely to be caused by
another allergy, e.g. a pet or
dust mite allergy then you
cannot be sure that the
condition is due to hayfever
and you should see your doctor
or pharmacist before you use
these drops.
Talk to your doctor or
pharmacist before use:
• If you are pregnant or breast
feeding.
Important information about
some of the ingredients of this
medicine.
This product contains benzalkonium chloride. This may cause
eye irritation. Benzalkonium
chloride is known to discolour soft
contact lenses. Avoid contact
with soft contact lenses.
For all other types of contact
lenses: Remove contact lenses
prior to application and wait at
least 15 minutes before
reinsertion.
Driving and using machinery
This medicine can cause blurred
vision for a few minutes after use.
If this happens, do not drive or
operate machinery until you can
see normally again.
3. HOW TO USE THE MEDICINE

Use this medicine only in your eyes.
Adults (including the elderly)
and children over six years:
• Place one or two drops into
each eye four times daily.
• Wash your hands before using
the drops.
• Tilt your head back and carefully
pull down your lower eyelid.
• Without touching the eyelid
with the tip of the dropper, put
one or two drops into your
lower lid and then blink a few
times to make sure your whole
eye is covered by the liquid.
• Replace the cap securely on the
bottle.
If you have any questions
concerning the use of these drops
in a child, or are unsure if the
child has allergic eyes, you should
seek advice from your doctor or
pharmacist.
Be careful not to touch the tip of
the bottle on your eye or on any
other surface.
Ocular Solutions, if handled
wrongly, can become contaminated by common bacteria and
cause eye infections. If you do
develop any intercurrent ocular
condition (e.g. trauma, ocular
surgery or infection) whilst using
this product, see your doctor
immediately.
If your eyes are no better after
2 days of using the eye drops,
see your doctor or pharmacist.

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It is best to use your eye drops
regularly every day while high
pollen levels are expected, to
keep your eye condition
controlled. If you find you need
to use them continuously for
more than 14 days, then check
with your pharmacist or doctor
before continuing.
If you use more of this medicine
than you should
Contact your doctor if you use
the eye drops more frequently
than the recommended dose.
If you forget to use this
medicine
If you miss a dose, use the drops
as directed above and then
continue your normal course of
treatment.
Do not take a double dose to
make up for a forgotten dose.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

Like all medicines, these drops
can cause side effects, although
not everybody gets them. All
medicines can cause allergic
reactions, although serious
allergic reactions are very rare.
Tell your doctor straight away if
you get any sudden wheeziness,
difficulty in breathing, swelling of
the eyelids, face or lips, rash, or
itching (especially affecting your
whole body).
Your eyes may sting a little just
after you use the drops. If they
sting badly, or if your eyes get
worse, stop using the drops and
tell your doctor or pharmacist.
You may also experience blurred
vision for a short time after
application.
If you notice any other side
effects, tell your doctor or
pharmacist.
If any of the side effects get
serious or you notice any side
effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or
pharmacist.

5. STORING THE MEDICINE

Do not use the eye drops after
the expiry date printed on the
label.
Do not use the eye drops more
than four weeks after first
opening the bottle.
Do not store the eye drops above
30˚C.
Keep them in the original
container and out of direct
sunlight.
Keep bottle in outer carton.
Replace cap securely after use.
Remember: Keep all medicines
out of the sight and reach of
children.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION

What your medicine contains
The active ingredient in this
medicine is Sodium Cromoglicate
2% w/v.
Also contains: sodium chloride,
disodium edetate, polysorbate
80, benzalkonium chloride and
water for injections.
What this medicine looks like
and contents of the pack
This medicine is a clear liquid
available in a BFS Vial and closed
with the screw cap. The bottle
contains 10 ml of drops.
Marketing Authorising Holder
and Manufacturer
FDC International Ltd, Unit 6,
Fulcrum 1, Solent Way, Whiteley,
Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 7FE
Hard to see or read this leaflet?
Call +44(0) 1489 565 222 for
help.
This leaflet was last revised in
10/2014

MODE OF USE
(1)

(2)
Pierced
Bottle

Tighten the cap
on the nozzle.

The spike in
the cap will
pierce the tip
of the bottle.

(3)

(3)

Tilt head backwards.
Dispense drops with
gentle pressure. Do not
touch dropper tip to the
surface of the eye.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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