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Type of medicine

Eye Symptom Reliever

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Preventing histamine release in response to allergens, offering relief from itchy eyes.

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Optrex Itchy Eyes is a trusted solution for individuals suffering from the discomfort of itchy eyes. It offers relief from symptoms caused by various factors, such as allergies, irritants, or environmental conditions. Itchy eyes can be a bothersome issue, often accompanied by sensations like itching, redness, burning, and excessive tearing.

Optrex Itchy Eyes is specially formulated to alleviate these symptoms and provide quick relief, allowing you to regain comfort and clarity of vision. Whether your itchy eyes are a result of pollen allergies, pet dander, dust mites, or other irritants, this eye drop solution can help soothe and refresh your eyes.


Wash Hands: Start by washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water to ensure cleanliness.
Remove the Cap: Carefully remove the cap of the Optrex Itchy Eyes bottle.
Tilt Head Back: Gently tilt your head backward while looking upward.
Pull Down Lower Eyelid: Using one hand, gently pull down your lower eyelid to create a small pocket.
Apply Drops: Hold the eye drop bottle upside down over your eye and squeeze it to release one or two drops into the pocket created by your lower eyelid. Be cautious not to touch your eye with the dropper tip or any other surface.
Close Eye and Blink: Close your eye gently and blink a few times to help distribute the solution evenly across the eye surface.
Repeat if Necessary: If you need to treat both eyes, repeat the process for the other eye.
Replace Cap: Securely replace the cap on the eye drop bottle to prevent contamination.
Storage: Store Optrex Itchy Eyes at room temperature, away from direct sunlight, and ensure the bottle is tightly closed when not in use.
Dosage: The recommended dosage is one or two drops into each eye as needed. Always follow the usage instructions on the product packaging or as advised by your healthcare professional.


Optrex Itchy Eyes contains the following active ingredient:
Sodium Cromoglicate 2% w/v: A mast cell stabilizer that helps prevent the release of histamines in response to allergens, providing relief from itchy eyes.
Other inactive ingredients may include purified water, disodium edetate, and sodium chloride.

Side Effects

Optrex Itchy Eyes is generally well-tolerated, and side effects are rare. However, as with any eye drops, some individuals may experience mild, transient side effects, such as:
Temporary stinging or burning sensation in the eyes
Mild eye irritation
Blurred vision (temporary)
If you experience severe or persistent side effects, discontinue use and consult with a healthcare professional or pharmacist.


Consult a Healthcare Professional: If your itchy eye symptoms persist or worsen after using Optrex Itchy Eyes, consult a healthcare professional or optometrist for a comprehensive eye evaluation.
Allergies: Avoid using this product if you are allergic to any of its ingredients listed on the product packaging.
Contact Lenses: Remove contact lenses before applying the eye drops and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting them. Optrex Itchy Eyes is suitable for use with both soft and hard contact lenses.
Pregnancy and Nursing: If you are pregnant, nursing, or planning to become pregnant, consult with a healthcare professional before using this product.
Keep Out of Reach of Children: Store the eye drops out of the reach of children. In case of accidental ingestion, seek medical assistance promptly.
Use with Caution: There is no specific information about interactions with alcohol. However, exercise caution if you consume alcohol and experience severe itchy eye symptoms, as alcohol can exacerbate these symptoms.

Medically reviewed and published

  • This page was medically reviewed by Dr Sohaib Imtiaz, Clinical Lead on Oct 5, 2023, 2:30 pm

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Please read our FAQs page to find out more.

Can I use Optrex Itchy Eyes if I have dry eyes but no itching?

Optrex Itchy Eyes is primarily designed to relieve itchy eyes caused by allergies or irritants. If you have dry eyes without itching, consider using a product specifically formulated for dry eyes, or consult with a healthcare professional for appropriate recommendations to address your specific eye condition.

Is Optrex Itchy Eyes suitable for children?

Optrex Itchy Eyes is generally recommended for adults and children over the age of six. If you need to use it for a child, consult with a healthcare professional for guidance on dosage and suitability based on the child's age and condition.

How often can I use Optrex Itchy Eyes in a day?

The recommended dosage for Optrex Itchy Eyes is one or two drops into each eye as needed. It's typically safe for frequent use throughout the day as long as you follow the recommended dosage. However, if you have concerns about prolonged use, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized guidance.

Can I drive or operate heavy machinery after using Optrex Itchy Eyes?

Optrex Itchy Eyes may cause temporary blurred vision immediately after application. To ensure safety, it's advisable to wait until your vision clears before driving or operating heavy machinery. Use caution and ensure your vision is clear and comfortable before engaging in such activities.

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