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Claremont Medical Practice

webGP -Getting help for conjunctivitis from your pharmacist

If you are unfamiliar with the various treatment options for conjunctivitis then check out our self-help page. Remember to always discuss over the counter treatment with your local pharmacist so they can check if it is suitable for your condition and safe for you to take.

Most cases of conjunctivitis clear up on their own within one to two weeks. You should however seek medical advice if your symptoms progressively worsen.

Antibiotic

If you suspect you have a bacterial eye infection causing conjunctivitis then you can obtain antibiotic eye drops over the counter at your local pharmacy.

Active ingredient Brands
Chloramphenicol 0.5% eye drops Brolene Eye Drops
Golden Eye Antibiotic Eye Drops
Optrex Infected Eye Drops
Chloramphenicol 1% w/w ointment Brolene Eye Ointment
Golden Eye Antibiotic Eye Ointment
Optrex Infected Eye Ointment

Allergic

The following eye drops are useful in relieving the symptoms of itchy eyes from allergic conjunctivitis or hay fever eye symptoms.

Active ingredient Brands
Sodium cromoglicate 2% w/v Murine Hayfever Eye Drops
Opticrom Eye Drops
Optrex Allergy Eye Drops
Pollenase Allergy Eye Drops
Lodoxamide 0.1% Alomide Allergy Eye Drops
Propamidine 0.1% Golden Eye 0.1% Eye Drops/Ointment