Catacrom®

Catacrom®

Sodium Cromoglicate 2% Eye Drops. Catacrom® is a preservative free eye drop for the prevention and treatment of allergy symptoms.

Catacrom® Eye Drops is used for the relief and treatment of allergic red, watery, itchy and puffy eyes caused by hayfever, house mites, and other causes of allergy such as pet hairs. Eye allergy can happen when sensitive eyes are exposed to these causes of allergy.

Catacrom® Eye Drops is a medicine which affects cells called mast cells. It prevents them from releasing chemical substances which cause symptoms such as the redness, watering, itching and puffiness of allergic reactions.

These eye drops can be used by wearers of rigid or gas permeable contact lenses and can be used by people who are sensitive to preservatives in other kinds of eye drops.

Catacrom® is classified with a Pharmacy ‘P’ licence in the UK.

 

About allergic conjunctivitis:

  • Symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis include itching, burning, watering, redness of the eye and puffiness of the eye lids, usually in both eyes together. Sufferers may also typically have a blocked or runny nose. Eyesight is rarely affected.
  • The most important treatment for allergic conjunctivitis is to try to keep away from whatever is causing the allergy. Keeping doors and windows closed normally helps. A cold compress may also help to relieve uncomfortable eyes.
  • Anti­allergy eye drops, such as sodium cromoglicate, can help to treat mild to moderate symptoms.

If you think you may be suffering from allergic eyes, ask for advice from a healthcare professional, such as your Pharmacist, Optometrist, or GP.

To view the Catacrom® Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) on the eMC website, click here (please note this is an external website).

The Key benefits of Catacrom® soothing eye drops are:

  • Preservative free
  • Convenient single­dose units for people on the go
  • Suitable for people who are sensitive to preservatives in other kinds of eye drops
  • Suitable for use by children
  • Suitable for wearers of rigid or gas permeable contact lenses

If you think you may be suffering from allergic eyes, ask for advice from a healthcare professional, such as your Pharmacist, Optometrist, or GP.

To view the Catacrom® Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) on the eMC website, click here (please note this is an external website).

Catacrom® is widely used to treat the symptoms of hayfever eyes. It also helps the many people who suffer with all year round (perennial) allergic conjunctivitis brought on by house dust mites, pet fur and even allergic reactions from contact with substances such as cosmetics.

  • First-line therapy for allergic eye disease (relief and prevention)
    • – Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis
    • – Perennial Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Catacrom®Sodium cromoglicate 2.0% w/v preservative free eye drops
  • Pack Size: Carton containing 30 x single-dose units (each ampoule 0.3ml)
  • Legal Category: P
  • MA Holder: Rayner Pharmaceuticals Limited, 10 Dominion Way, Worthing, West Sussex, BN14 8AQ, UK.
  • Pip Code: 353­7289
  • Please note that this product is not currently available in all markets. For country specific information, please email pharmaceuticals@raynerpharma.com