Hayfever Relief Eye Drops

Looking for relief from hayfever eyes?

Murine® hayfever relief eye drops could be the product for you.

Murine® hayfever relief eye drops is a prescription strength solution yet available in the healthcare aisles for self-selection, providing real relief and treatment for the eye symptoms of hayfever.

Uses

Murine® hayfever relief eye drops contain Sodium Cromoglicate, which reduces the body’s response to the hayfever allergen by stopping the production of histamines and in turn prevents the eye symptoms of hayfever, such as itchy, red and watery eyes, from developing.

Murine® hayfever relief eye drops provide a straight forward, rapid and effective means of reducing eye discomfort caused by hayfever symptoms.

Find out more about the causes of hayfever eyes here.

Directions

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 a day
  • 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 cap securely on the bottle

If your eyes are no better after 2 days of using the eye drops, see your doctor or pharmacist.

If you find you need to use the drops continuously for more than 14 days, then check with your pharmacist or doctor before continuing.

Contact your doctor if you use the eye drops more frequently than the recommended dose.

Precautions for Use

BEFORE YOU USE:

Do not use if you or your child are sensitive to eye drops containing sodium cromoglicate, benzalkonium chloride or disodium edetate.

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.
Do not use in children under 6 years of age.

Do not use 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 eye symptoms 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 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 the 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.

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.

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 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 here, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

Ingredients

This product contains sodium cromoglicate 2% w/v as the active ingredient. Also contains sodium chloride, disodium edetate, polysorbate 80, benzalkonium chloride and water.

Storage Instructions

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. Store the eye drops below 30°C. Keep them in the original container and out of direct sunlight. Keep the bottle in outer carton. Replace cap securely after use. 

KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN

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This leaflet was last approved in November 2012 

Frequently Asked Questions, And Answers

What can Murine® hayfever relief eye drops be used for?

Murine® hayfever relief eye drops are used for the relief and treatment of the eye symptoms of hayfever.

Where can I buy Murine® hayfever relief eye drops?

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How do Murine® hayfever relief eye drops work?

The eye drops contain the active ingredient sodium cromoglicate.  Sodium cromoglicate is used for the relief and treatment of the eye symptoms of hayfever.  It works by reducing the body’s response to the hayfever allergy when used regularly during the course of treatment.

Murine® hayfever relief eye drops relieves the symptoms of hayfever eyes, such as redness, soreness and itching in eyes affected by allergic conditions like hayfever when used regularly during the course of treatment.

How do I use Murine® hayfever relief eye drops?

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 a day
  • 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 cap securely on the bottle

If your eyes are no better after 2 days of using the eye drops, see your doctor or pharmacist.If you find you need to use the drops continuously for more than 14 days, then check with your pharmacist or doctor before continuing.
Contact your doctor if you use the eye drops more frequently than the recommended dose.

What do Murine® hayfever relief eye drops contain?

This product contains sodium cromoglicate 2% w/v as the active ingredient.  Also contains sodium chloride, disodium edetate, polysorbate 80, benzalkonium chloride and water.

Can I use Murine® hayfever relief eye drops with contact lenses?

No. Murine® hayfever relief eye drops cannot be used whilst wearing contact lenses; it contains benzalkonium chloride which 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.

Can I use Murine® hayfever relief eye drops with other eye products?

No. You should wait about 15 minutes after using Murine® eye drops, before administering any other eye product into the eye.

How long can I keep Murine® hayfever relief eye drops?

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. 

How should I store Murine® hayfever relief eye drops?

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.  Store the eye drops below 30°C. Keep them in the original container and out of direct sunlight. Keep the bottle in outer carton. Replace cap securely after use.

KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN

How much solution is in a bottle of the eye drops?

The bottle contains 10ml of eye drop solution.

Are Murine® hayfever relief eye drops preservative free?

No. Murine® hayfever relief eye drops contains the preservative benzalkonium chloride, widely used in eye drops.