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Frequently Asked Questions
This medicine contains sodium cromoglicate which belongs to a group of medicines called anti-allergics. If you buy Sodium Cromoglicate Eye Drops they will work by stopping the release of the 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. This medicine is used for the prevention and treatment of eye allergies.
These allergies can happen at any time of the year and are called ‘perennial allergic conjunctivitis’ or at different seasons of the year caused by different pollen. This is called ‘seasonal allergic conjunctivitis’ or hay fever.
You can buy Sodium Cromoglicate Eye Drops online at e-Surgery with a quick and simple health questionnaire or from your local high street pharmacy or chemist. If you are an allergy sufferer having a supply of Sodium Cromoglicate 2% Eye Drops at the ready for when your symptoms start to appear can help to combat the unpleasant symptoms of hayfever.
You can read our blog post to find some useful hay fever home remedies.
Symptoms of hay fever include:
- sneezing and coughing
- a runny or blocked nose
- itchy, red or watery eyes
- itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears
- loss of smell
- pain around your temples and forehead
- feeling tired
If you have asthma, you might also have a tight feeling in your chest or be short of breath,
If you buy Sodium Cromoglicate Eye Drops online and do not think they are working other allergies medication is available. Use our Ask A Pharmacist service to discuss what we offer at e-Surgery to help ease the symptoms of allergies.
If you buy Sodium Cromoglicate Eye Drops online, or from your pharmacy, always use the medication 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.
To start using your eye drops you should:
- Wash your hands
- 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
You should be using 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.
Like all medicines, when you buy Sodium Cromoglicate Eye Drops they can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. You can find more information about side effects before you buy Sodium Cromoglicate eye drops online in the patient information leaflet.
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 Sodium Cromoglicate 2% Eye Drops patient information leaflet:
- Stinging or burning in your eyes or blurring of eyesight. This should only last for a short time and occur immediately after using the eye drops.
- Mild eye irritation.
There are no known interactions between Sodium Cromoglicate 2% Eye Drops and food or alcohol.
You should always inform your doctor or prescriber of any medication you are taking before starting a new treatment.
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.
Do not use Sodium Cromoglicate 2% Eye Drops if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to sodium cromoglicate or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. 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.
You can find a full list of ingredients before you buy Sodium Cromoglicate eye drops online in the patient information leaflet.
Allergies and hayfever can be irritating and painful for sufferers, but it is very easily managed when you buy Sodium Cromoglicate Eye Drops as the medication helps to ease the symptoms.
Yes you can buy Sodium Cromoglicate Eye Drops online from registered prescribers such as e-Surgery.
Whenever you buy Sodium Cromoglicate Eye Drops or any other medication online, always look for the green GPhC logo on the bottom of each page you visit.
You can use the GPhC website to check if a pharmacy is registered, this will ensure that when you buy Sodium Cromoglicate Eye drops online that they will be genuine.
You can learn more information before you buy Sodium Cromoglicate eye drops online in the patient information leaflet, which contains more useful information or read through the patient info article on ‘Sodium Cromoglicate Eye Drops’.
Alternatively you can also use our completely free Ask-a-Pharmacist service to get health advice from a trained professional. We’re here to help!
This medicine does not require any special storage conditions before opening the bottle and after opening the bottle, do not store above 25°C. This medicine is sterile when you buy it, so you must not keep it for more than four weeks after opening the bottle. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the bottle label and carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. If you buy Sodium Cromoglicate Eye Drops online, or any other medication, please check the expiry date when it arrives in the post.
e-Surgery uses Royal Mail delivery with choices starting from 48 tracked delivery, Royal Mail tracked 24 and Royal Mail 1pm special delivery (discover more about e-Surgery delivery). When you buy Sodium Cromoglicate Eye Drops they will arrive in discreet, recyclable packaging at a delivery address of your choice. Find out to recycle packaging from e-Surgery.
Once the medication is used the bottle can be disposed of in a general waste bin. If the Sodium Cromoglicate 2% Eye Drops are unfinished dispose of it safely and drop it off at a local pharmacy. Cardboard packaging and paper patient information leaflets are recyclable.
For any more information on disposal of Sodium Cromoglicate 2% Eye Drops you can use our free Ask-a-Pharmacist service.