Rapitil Eye Drops 2% 5ML

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Rapitil Eye Drops 2% 5ML


Rapitil 2% Eye Drops contain a medicine called nedocromil sodium.  This belongs to a group of medicines called anti-allergics.  Rapitil Stops, treats and relieves the symptoms of 'allergic conjunctivitis' (inflammation of parts of the eye)

Rapitil Eye Drops 2% 5ML


What Rapitil Eye Drops are and what they are used for


What Rapitil Eye Drops are


Rapitil 2% Eye Drops contain a medicine called nedocromil sodium.  This belongs to a group of medicines called anti-allergics.

How Rapitil Eye Drops work


It works by stopping the release of the natural substances in your eyes that can lead to an allergic reaction.

What Rapitil Eye Drops can be used for


Stopping, treating and relieving the symptoms of 'allergic conjunctivitis' (inflammation of parts of the eye).  Rapitil Eye Drops can be used for three types of allergic conjunctivitis:
'Perennial allergic conjunctivitis' in adults only: This type of allergy can happen at any time of the year and is often caused by animal fur or house dust mites.  Signs include itchy, watery, red or inflamed eyes and puffy eyelids.
'Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis' in adults and children: This type of allergy, such as hay fever, can be caused by different pollens in different seasons of the year.  Signs include itchy, watery, red or inflamed eyes and puffy eyelids.
'Vernal kerato conjunctivitis' in adults and children: This is a more severe type of allergy.  Signs include bumps inside the upper eyelid, sensitivity to light and severe itching

2.  Before you use Rapitil eye drops


Do not use this medicine and tell your doctor or pharmacist if:
You are allergic (hypersensitive) to nedocromil sodium, or any of the other ingredients of Rapitil Eye Drops (listed in Section 6 below)
Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue or around the eyes
Do not use this medicine if the above applies to you.  If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Rapitil Eye Drops.
Take special care with Rapitil Eye Drops if:
You wear soft contact lenses.  You should not wear soft contact lenses while using these drops
If you are not sure if this applies to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Rapitil Eye Drops.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding and using Rapitil Eye Drops

Talk to your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant, might become pregnant or think you may be pregnant.
If you are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking or using any medicine.

Driving and using machines and using Rapitil Eye Drops


Your eyesight may be affected after using this medicine.  If this happens, do not drive or use any tools or machines until you can see clearly.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Rapitil Eye Drops
Rapitil Eye Drops contain benzalkonium chloride.  This may cause your eyes to become irritated.  It may also change the colour of your contact lenses.

3.  How to use Rapitil Eye Drops


Always use Rapitil Eye Drops exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.  You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Using this medicine
If you wear hard or gas-permeable contact lenses, you should take them out while you use the eye drops.  You should wait 15 minutes before you put the contact lenses back in
If you need to use more than one type of eye medicine, the medicines must be used at least 5 minutes apart.  Eye ointments should be used last.
If you feel the effect of your medicine is too weak or too strong, do not change the dose yourself, but ask your doctor or pharmacist
How to use this medicine
Wash your hands
Remove the cap from the bottle
Tilt your head back
Squeeze one or two drops inside the lower lid without touching your eye
Close your eye
Wipe away any excess liquid from the eyes with a clean tissue
Always put the cap back on the bottle as soon as you have used it
Repeat in the other eye as needed
How much to use
Adults, Elderly and Children aged 6 years and over
Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis:
One drop into each eye twice each day
This can be increased to four times each day if needed
Do not use for more than 12 weeks
Vernal kerato-conjunctivitis
One drop into each eye four times each day
Adults and the Elderly only
Perennial allergic conjunctivitis:
One drop into each eye twice each day
This can be increased to four times each day if needed
Use the drops regularly
Children under 6 years
This medicine is not recommended for children aged less than 6 years.
If you take more Rapitil Eye Drops than you should
If you use more Rapitil than you should, talk to your doctor or go to a hospital straight away.  Remember to take any medicine that is left with you so the doctor knows what you have taken.
If you forget to use Rapitil Eye Drops
If you forget a dose, use your drops as soon as you remember.  However, if it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose.  Do not use a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you stop using Rapitil Eye Drops
Keep using the eye drops for as long as your doctor or pharmacist advises you.  If you stop using Rapitil Eye drops too early, your allergy symptoms may come back.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4.  Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Rapitil Eye Drops can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop using Rapitil Eye Drops and see a doctor as soon as possible if:
The itching, redness or swelling gets worse.  You may be allergic to these drops
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if any of the side effects gets serious or lasts longer than a few days, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet:
Common (affects 1 to 10 people in a 100)
Stinging or burning in your eyes or blurring of eyesight.  This should only last for a short time and occurs immediately after using the eye drops
Change in the way things taste
Uncommon (affects 1 to 10 people in a 1,000)
Mild eye irritation
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.  You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5.  How to store Rapitil Eye Drops
Keep this medicine in a safe place where children cannot see or reach it.
Do not use Rapitil Eye Drops after the expiry date which is stated on the label and carton.  The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Store below 25°C.  Keep the bottle in the outer carton in order to protect from light.
Rapitil Eye Drops are sterile when you buy them, so you must not keep them for more than four weeks after opening the bottle.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required.  These measures will help to protect the environment.
6.  Further information
What Rapitil Eye Drops contain
The solution contains 2% w/v of the active substance, nedocromil sodium
The other ingredients are disodium edetate, benzalkonium chloride, sodium chloride and purified water
What Rapitil Eye Drops look like and contents of the pack
Rapitil Eye Drops are available as a clear yellow solution supplied in a 3 ml or 5 ml plastic dropper bottle.  Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Sanofi
One Onslow Street
Guildford
Surrey
GU1 4YS
UK
Tel:0845 372 7101
email:uk-medicalinformation@sanofi.com

Rapitil Eye Drops 2% 5ML

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