Alocril Eye Drops Nedocromil Sodium and/or alternatives
Alocril 2%Marketed as Rapitil Eye Drops in European Union Manufacturer: Sanofi Aventis Source Country : United Kingdom
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Description of Alocril Eye Drops
Alocril is the brand name of an ophthalmic drug prescribed for the treatment of eye allergies. The generic name of Alocril Eye Drops is Nedocromil Sodium-ophthalmic. Nedocromil is classified as a member of the family of mast cell stabilizers and acts as an anti-allergy drug. The working of this drug is based on its ability to prevent the release of certain chemicals by the mast cells which trigger the symptoms of an allergy.
The concentration of nedocromil in each 5ml Alocril bottle is 2% or 20mg per ml. Patients should not buy Alocril if they are allergic to nedocromil or any of the following inactive ingredients present in this drug: edetate disodium, sodium chloride, benzalkonium chloride (preservative) and purified water.
Indications & Dosage of Alocril Eye Drops
Alocril is indicated in the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis in patients above 3 years of age. The symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis include itching in the eyes, swelling, burning and watering of the eyes.
It is always recommended to confirm the dosage of Alocril with a doctor before using this eye drop to obtain the best results and minimize the risks associated with its use. The usual dose of Alocril is one drop per eye, administered twice each day at even intervals.
The following points regarding the proper use of Alocril should be kept in mind:
- Hands should be washed thoroughly before and after use.
- The patient should tilt his/her head backwards and pull down the lower eyelid.
- The eye drops should be gently administered under the eyelid, while staring upwards to prevent Alocril from dripping directly on the cornea.
- The tip should not touch the eye or eyelid as that might lead to the contamination of the solution.
- Blinking for a few minutes before patients resume other activities ensure that the solution has spread evenly.
- Wearing soft contact lenses during Alocril use should be avoided.
- Proper storage of Alocril involves keeping the tip of the bottle shut when not in use, ensuring that it does not come in contact with other surfaces, and keeping the bottle away from heat, direct sunlight and children.
Side Effects & Interactions of Alocril Eye Drops
Unwanted reactions to Alocril may be experienced by some individuals. Patients intending to buy Alocril should be aware of some of the mild side effects of this medicine. They are:
- Unpleasant taste in the mouth and throat
- Increased sensitivity to light
- Burning and itching sensations in the eye
- Stuffy nose, sore throat
Experiencing a serious side effect while using Alocril is rare. Patients observing eye swelling during Alocril use should immediately contact the doctor.
At present, there are very few drugs known to interact with Alocril Eye Drops. Patients should always disclose their current list of medications to help the doctor determine the correct dosage and safely prescribe Alocril.
Warnings & Precautions of Alocril Eye Drops
Individuals with eye infections of a viral, bacterial or fungal nature should not use Alocril unless it is being co-administered with other anti-infection medications.
Alocril Eye Drops is not known to harm the fetus. However, it is always advisable to consult a doctor before pregnant or lactating women use Alocril.
Vision trouble may be a side effect of Alocril. It is advised that patients experiencing that do not operate heavy machinery.