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Can I use Patanol if I have contact lenses?

It is safe to use Patanol if you have contact lenses, but take your lenses out first before you use it. Patanol solution contains benzalkonium chloride which can be absorbed by soft contact lenses and cause irritation. Remove your contact lenses before using Patanol, and wait 10 minutes before putting them in again. You should not wear your contact lenses if your eyes are red.

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