Overview Lecrolyn sine is used to treat eye symptoms due to allergy. It works by stopping the release of the natural substances like histamine in you..
Lecrolyn sine is used to treat eye symptoms due to allergy. It works by stopping the release of the natural substances like histamine 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. Usually both eyes are affected. These symptoms occur usually in spring or summer when pollen from grasses or trees comes into contact with the eyes of people who are sensitive to them.
This medicine is used for treatment of adults and children over 6 years old.
Lecrolyn Eye Drops contain Sodium Cromoglycate as an active ingredient. It works by inhibiting the release of the elements causing allergic reactions in a mucous membrane of eyes. This has been used since the 1970s for the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis.
Sodium cromoglicate works by preventing the reaction that causes the eyes to become inflamed and uncomfortable. It doesn’t stop the reaction once it has started. So it usually takes a few days before the effect of sodium cromoglicate becomes noticeable and during this time, other medicines, such as anti-histamines, will also need to be used, to treat the symptoms of AC. To stop the reaction happening again, the sodium cromoglicate eye drops need to keep being instilled into the eyes after the reaction is over. Lecrolyn sine eye drops, does not contain any preservative, so can be used together with contact lenses.
Eye drops Lecrolyn are shown to use at:
Do not use Lecrolyn sine if you are allergic to sodium cromoglicate, or any of the other ingredients of Lecrolyn sine.
Lecrolyn Eye Drops should not be used if you have the following conditions:
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Allergic reactions (hypersensitivity) have been reported. However, it is not known how often this occurs. Lecrolyn eye drops could cause some side effects such as temporary easy pricking. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur:
If you get symptoms like rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat, tongue and worsening of redness, you must immediately contact your doctor. A common side effect (may affect up to 1 in 10 people) is local burning during application.
The recommended dose for children and adults is 1–2 drops in each eye two times a day. If the intensity of symptoms necessitates more frequent dosing, then the frequency of dose administration should not exceed 4 times daily. For achievement of the maximum effect it is necessary to use eye allergy drops regularly and strictly according to the instruction determined by the specialist.
Before use of the eye drops: