Careway Hayfever And Allergy Eye Drops, 10ml


Treatment and Prevention of  Hayfever eye symptoms and Eye Allergies

Can be used throughout the hayfever season

Not Suitable for Soft Contact Lenses wearers


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Treatment and Prevention of  Hayfever eye symptoms and Eye Allergies Can be used throughout the hayfever season Not Suitable for Soft Contact Lenses wearers

Careway Hayfever And Allergy Eye Drops, 10ml

WHAT Careway Hayfever And Allergy Eye Drops IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR?

Careway Hayfever And Allergy Eye Drops contain sodium cromoglicate which belongs to a group of medicines called anti-allergics.

It works by stopping the release of natural substances in your eyes that can lead to an allergic reaction. Signs of an allergic reaction include itchy, watery, red or inflamed eyes and puffy eyelids.

The hayfever eye drops ( Sodium Cromoglicate Eye Drops ), anti-allergic eye drops are designed to prevent and treat allergy symptoms in your eye, which is also known as allergic conjunctivitis, relieving itchy, puffy eyes.

These allergies can happen:

  • At any time of the year and is called ‘perennial allergic conjunctivitis.
  • In different seasons of the year caused by different pollens.
    This is called ‘seasonal allergic conjunctivitis or hay fever.

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Treatment and Prevention of  Hayfever eye symptoms and Eye Allergies

Can be used throughout the hayfever season

Not Suitable for Soft Contact Lenses wearers

 

 

Brand

Careway

How to use

Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

How to use this medicine

  • Wash your hands.
  • Before using the medication for the first time, be sure that the tamper-proof seal on the bottle neck is unbroken. A gap between the bottle and the cap is normal for an unopened bottle.
  • Remove the cap from the bottle.
  • Tilt your head back.
  • Squeeze one or two drops inside the lower lid without touching your eye.
  • Close your eye.
  • Wipe away any excess liquid from the eyes with a clean tissue.
  • Always put the cap back on the bottle as soon as you have used it.
  • Repeat in the other eye if needed.

How much to use

  • One or two drops in each eye four times a day, or as directed by your doctor.
  • If your symptoms worsen or do not improve, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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, or continuously for more than three months.

If you forget to use this medicine

If you forget a dose, use your drops as soon as you remember.

However, if it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not use a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

If you stop using this medicine

You should keep using these drops if you are still around the things that you are allergic to. If you stop using this medicine your allergy symptoms may come back.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Product Information

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU USE THIS MEDICINE

Do not use this medicine

  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to sodium cromoglicate or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in Section 6).
    Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat, tongue and worsening of redness, itching or swelling of the eye or eyelid.

Do not use this medicine if the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine.

Warnings and precautions

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine if you wear soft contact lenses. You should not wear contact lenses while using these drops.

If you are not sure if the above applies to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine.

Other medicines and this medicine

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.

Driving and using machines

You may have blurred eyesight straight after using this medicine.

If this happens, do not drive or use any tools or machines until you can see clearly.

This medicine contains benzalkonium chloride.

This medicine contains 100 micrograms of benzalkonium chloride in each ml of solution.

Benzalkonium chloride may be absorbed by soft contact lenses and may change the colour of the contact lenses. You should remove contact lenses before using this medicine and put them back 15 minutes afterwards.

Benzalkonium chloride may also cause eye irritation, especially if you have dry eyes or disorders of the cornea (the clear layer at the front of the eye). If you feel abnormal eye sensation, stinging or pain in the eye after using this medicine, talk to your doctor.

Side Effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Stop using this medicine and see a doctor as soon as possible if:

  • The itching, redness or swelling gets worse. You may be allergic to this medicine.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if any of the side effects get serious or last longer than a few days, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet:

  • Stinging or burning in your eyes or blurring of eyesight. This should only last for a short time and occurs immediately after using the eye drops.
  • Mild eye irritation.

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

Ingredients

What this medicine contains

  • The active substance is sodium cromoglicate. Each 1ml of eye drops contains 20mg of sodium cromoglicate (2.0% w/v). One drop contains 0.7mg of sodium cromoglicate.
  • The other ingredients are disodium edetate, benzalkonium chloride and water for injections.

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