MTW NHS Trust West Kent CCG

Drug Status Key

  • Preferred
  • Second Line
  • Third Line
  • Specialist Initiation
  • Hospital Only
  • Not Approved for Formulary

Allergic conjunctivitis

Sodium cromoglicate eye drops are particularly useful in allergic conjunctivitis but they must be administered frequently and continuously during the whole period of antigen exposure.

Otrivine-Antistin® contains xylometazoline which is a sympathomimetic. Absorption may result in systemic side effects and possible interaction with other drugs.

Preservative free – only to be prescribed for an identified allergy when a preservative-containing drop is clinically unsuitable. To be reviewed at least every 3 months.

Pack Price
30 unit dose (5 x 6 unit doses) £6.95