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Are there any risks in taking Pataday?

Like any medication, there are some risks associated with using Pataday. Most side effects are temporary and not serious, although in rare cases an allergic reaction to olopatadine, the active ingredient in Pataday, may occur. Pataday contains benzalkonium chloride, which can be absorbed by soft contact lenses. If you wear contact lenses, you should remove them before you administer Pataday and wait 10 minutes before putting the lenses back in your eyes. It is not known whether Pataday passes into breast milk, although many medications can. If you are breastfeeding, you should talk to your doctor about the potential risks before starting Pataday.

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