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Librachrom Hayfever Relief 2% w/v eye drops, solution
Librachrom Hayfever Relief 2% w/v eye drops, solution
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist have told you.
Librachrom Hayfever Relief Eye Drops are contained within a novel multidose eye drop bottle, which allows for the solution not to contain any preservatives. Due to the design of the container, administration with these eye drops is not the same as standard eye drop bottles.
Please read the full instructions on the correct use of this product in Section 3 of the leaflet (‘how to use Librachrom Hayfever Relief’), before using these eye drops.
1. What Librachrom Hayfever Relief is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use this medicine
3. How to use Librachrom Hayfever Relief
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store this medicine
6. Contents of the pack and other information
Librachrom Hayfever Relief 2% w/v eye drops, solution contains a medicine called sodium cromoglicate which belongs to a group of medicines called anti-allergics.
It works 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.
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.
Librachrom Hayfever Relief is a sterile solution that does not contain a preservative.
Do not use this medicine if the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using these eye drops.
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:
But if you or your child have:
Or if the eye symptoms:
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.
If you are not sure if the above applies to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Librachrom Hayfever Relief.
If you wear contact lenses, follow the instruction for contact lens wearers in section 3.
If you have a history of contact hypersensitivity to silver, you should not use this product.
Librachrom Hayfever Relief can be used in children over 6 years of age and adolescents.
In children, caregiver supervision and/or assistance may be required.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
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.
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.
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.
The recommended dose is one or two drops in each eye four times a day.
This medicine should not be used in children under 6 years of age.
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.
If your eyes are no better after 2 days of using the eye drops, see your doctor or pharmacist.
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, check with your pharmacist or doctor before continuing.
Before instillation of the eye drops:
1. Hold the bottle directly below the cap and turn the cap to open the bottle. Do not touch anything with the tip of the bottle to avoid contamination of the solution.
2. Tilt your head backwards and hold the bottle above your eye.
3. Pull the lower eyelid down and look up. Squeeze the bottle gently in the middle and let a drop fall into your eye. Please note that there might be a few seconds delay between squeezing and the drop coming out. Do not squeeze too hard.
If a drop misses your eye, try again.
If you are not sure how to administer your medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Blink a few times so that the drop spreads over the eye.
5. Repeat the instructions 2. – 4. to deliver a drop into the other eye if needed.
6. After use and prior to recapping, the bottle should be shaken once in a downwards direction, without touching the dropper tip, in order to remove any residual liquid on the tip. This is necessary in order to ensure delivery of subsequent drops.
7. After you have used all doses there will be some Librachrom Hayfever Relief left in the bottle.
You should not be concerned since an extra amount of this medicine has been added. Do not attempt to use the excess medicine remaining in the bottle after you have completed the course of treatment.
Do not use the eye drops for longer than 28 days after first opening the bottle.
As with most topical eye medications, if you wear contact lenses, you should remove them before using Librachrom Hayfever Relief. After using this medicine, you should wait 15 minutes before putting your contact lenses back in.
Contact your doctor if you use the eye drops more frequently than the recommended dose.
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.
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 medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
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 (Website: 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.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the bottle label and carton after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Store below 25°C. This medicine is sterile when you buy it, so you must not keep it for more than 28 days 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. These measures will help protect the environment.
Librachrom Hayfever Relief is a clear colourless to pale yellow aqueous solution in a white opaque plastic bottle containing a white Novelia nozzle that is sealed with a white plastic cap.
The following pack sizes are available: 1 x 5ml, 1 x 10ml
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
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This leaflet was last revised in 01/2021.