Ophthalmic Preparations, Preservatives and Potential Sensitisers as Ingredients

Potential sensitising agents in eye drops and ointments.

Check the presence of potential allergens in topical eye preparations with the MIMS eye sensitisers table.

Brands of ocular anti-infectives and anti-inflammatories, glaucoma treatments, lubricants and diagnostic and surgical preparations are listed according to the presence of potential sensitisers:

  • Benzalkonium chloride (should not be used by soft contact lens wearers)
  • Benzododecinium bromide
  • Borax
  • Boric acid
  • Cetrimide
  • Disodium edetate
  • p-Hydroxybenzoates
  • Phenylethyl alcohol
  • Phenylmercuric nitrate
  • Thiomersal

Brand names link through to the full MIMS entries for more detailed prescribing information on each product.

Go to the MIMS eye sensitisers table

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