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Are there any risks in taking Patanase?

There are a few risks associated with using Patanase. If you are allergic to olopatadine, the active ingredient, do not take this medicine. If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or nursing, this medication is not recommended. Then there are the side effects; most are temporary and not serious, although in rare cases people have had allergic reactions to Patanase. Patanase may cause drowsiness and dizziness and slow reaction time. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how Patanase affects you. Other side effects include headaches, dry mouth and a bitter taste in your mouth.  If these or other side effects do not go away, stop using the medication and call your doctor.

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