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Opticrom Forte Eye Drop


Overview

Introduction

Opticrom Forte Eye Drop is used to treat inflammation (redness and swelling) due to allergies of the eye. It helps to provides relief from red, itchy and watery eyes.

Opticrom Forte Eye Drop is for external use only. Follow the instructions given by your doctor and use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit. You should gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid and wipe off extra liquid.  Always wash your hands and do not touch the end of the dropper. This could infect your eye. Make sure you remove contact lenses if you wear them and wait for at least 15 minutes before putting them back.  Never use a bottle if the seal is broken before you use it for the first time. You must consult with your doctor if symptoms does not get improved within 2 days or medicine is required for a longer period.

It is generally safe to use, but you might experience Stinging sensation after using the medicine. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them.

Do not use this medicine, if you have an eye problem (glaucoma) and untreated eye infection. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. This medicine is usually not safe to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding, ask from the doctor if required. 

Uses of Opticrom Eye Drop

Side effects of Opticrom Eye Drop

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Opticrom

  • Stinging sensation

How to use Opticrom Eye Drop

This medicine is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Opticrom Eye Drop works

Opticrom Forte Eye Drop is a mast cell stabilizer. It works on certain cells in the body (mast cells) to prevent them from releasing substances that cause allergic symptoms such as red, itchy and watery eyes.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Opticrom Forte Eye Drop is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Opticrom Forte Eye Drop during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Opticrom Forte Eye Drop may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Opticrom Forte Eye Drop to treat inflammation (redness and swelling) due to allergies of the eye.
  • It treats long-term allergies such as perinneal (throughout the year) or seasonal eye allergies.
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute immediately after instilling the drop.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • Stinging sensation may occur for 1-2 mins. Notify your doctor if it persists for longer.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Patient Concerns

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I am in problem I had gone for check up and Dr. P. S. Hardia sir recommend Olopus od eye drop so please inform me the alternative eye drop which match from oloplus od. And also inform me the alternative of ELEVIT OD CAPSULE. PLEASE HELP
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
Pataday eye drop Neurobion forte capsule
Sir I'm using pc alot as a part of my job .since few days my eyes are too dry and there is no production of tears. I haven't tried any medicines yet.pls help me
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
Use tears natural forte eye drop thrice daily
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FAQs

Q. Is sodium cromoglycate an antihistamine?

No. Sodium cromoglycate has no known effect on chemical substances called histamine or its receptors in the body

Q. Is Opticrom a steroid?

It does not have structure or mechanism of action similar to steroids

Q. How does Opticrom work?

It works by inhibiting the release of allergy causing chemicals from specialized cells called ‘mast cells' (present in eyes, nose, air passages, along the digestive tract etc.) and thus interferes with the development and progression of allergic reactions

Q. Does Opticrom cause drowsiness?

No. Opticrom does not cause drowsiness.

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References

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  2. Drugs.com. Sodium Cromoglycate. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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