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View Topic "alergic rhinitis using drops "

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Posted By: Muzette
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Joined Date: 8 May 2020

I have experienced the same thing. It's the DRUG. 100%

Posted : 8 May 2020
Posted By: Sightline
Total Posts: 309
Joined Date: 20 Feb 2009

Hello Odette,

Firstly check the patient information leaflet that comes with the eye drop for side effects. If you can relate to any of these it may be that you are experiencing a side effect. If this is the case you will need to mention this to your consultant. A way of reducing side effects from happening is to do something called a Punctal Occlusion. Once you've instilled your drop, close your eye and press on the tear duct (the inner corner of your eye ) for up to two minutes, This will stop/reduce any excess drop from getting to the back of the throat and into the blood stream encouraging side effects. If you instil drops in both eyes this will need to be repeated in the other. It is important that this is done on each eye individually and not at the same time. The reason for this is that if you put a drop in one eye and then a drop in the other eye immediately after, the time between doing this will allow the first drop to get into the back of the throat and into the blood stream. If you find the symptoms are still happening it would be a good idea to speak to your GP.


Posted : 4 May 2020
Posted By: ODETTE
Total Posts: 1
Joined Date: 1 May 2020

I was diagnosed in November 2018 and have been on Latanaprost drops eversince.  In February 2019 I started to have catarrh,  sneezed a lot and had to often blow my nose.  As it was winter time, I thought it was normal. Unfortunaltely a year and a more later it is getting worse as I often have a sore throat as well.  I blamed  the damp weather (I live in Devon) but when I amon holidays abroad, I still have the same symptoms.  Could it be an allergy?  

Posted : 1 May 2020
Posted By: browneyes
Total Posts: 3
Joined Date: 3 Feb 2012

I have been using Xalacom eye drops for over 10 years but for the last few months I have been really suffering with rhinitis. .. blocked up or runny nose, horrible taste and dry mouth  Just wondering before I ask for an appointment with opthalmology if anyone has had similar symptoms and if they found a solution. I am  not sure if I need a change of prescription  or if there is a simpler solution. 

Posted : 10 Apr 2019

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