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Sodium cromoglicate preservative-free ocular


Sodium cromoglicate eye drops preservative-free.

Drugs List

  • CATACROM 2% eye drops
  • EYCROM 2% eye drops
  • LIBRACHROM 2% eye drops
  • OPTICROM ALLERGY 2% single dose eye drops
  • sodium cromoglicate 2% eye drops preservative-free
  • sodium cromoglicate 2% eye drops preservative-free 0.3ml unit dose
  • Therapeutic Indications


    Seasonal and perennial allergic conjunctivitis



    Instil 1 or 2 drop(s) into each eye four times a day.


    Instil 1 or 2 drop(s) into each eye four times a day.


    None known

    Precautions and Warnings

    Wearing of contact lenses

    Advise patient blurred vision may affect ability to drive/operate machinery
    Some formulations may contain traces of silver - risk of hypersensitivity
    Administer other ophthalmic products at least 15 minutes apart
    To reduce systemic absorption compress lacrimal sac during administration
    Advise patient to avoid touching the eye/other surfaces with container tip
    Remove contact lenses before use and re-insert 15 minutes after use

    Pregnancy and Lactation


    Use sodium cromoglicate eye drops preservative-free with caution during pregnancy.

    The manufacturer notes that experience with sodium cromoglicate suggests no adverse effects on foetal development.


    Sodium cromoglicate eye drops preservative-free are considered safe for use during breastfeeding.

    The manufacturer notes that is it unknown if sodium cromoglicate is excreted in human breast milk but, based on its physicochemical properties, it is unlikely. There is little data to suggest any undesirable effects on the breastfeeding infant.

    Side Effects

    Blurred vision (transient)
    Burning sensation (local)
    Irritation (localised)
    Stinging (transient)


    It is strongly recommended that the UK National Poisons Information Service be consulted on cases of suspected or actual overdose where there is doubt over the degree of risk or about appropriate management.

    The following number will direct the caller to the relevant local centre (0844) 892 0111

    Information may be obtained if you have access to ToxBase the primary clinical toxicology database of the National Poisons Information Service. This is available via password on the internet ( ) or if this is unavailable at the backup site ( ).

    Further Information

    Last Full Review Date: March 2019

    Reference Sources

    Summary of Product Characteristics: Catacrom 2% w/v eye drops, solution. Rayner Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Revised March 2017.

    Summary of Product Characteristics: Eycrom 2% w/v eye drops, solution. Aspire Pharma Ltd. Revised March 2021.

    Summary of Product Characteristics: Librachrom 2% w/v eye drops, solution. Aspire Pharma Ltd. Revised June 2020.

    Summary of Product Characteristics: Opticrom Allergy Single Dose 2% Eye Drops, Solution. Aventis Pharma Limited. December 2014.

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