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What are the risks of taking ketotifen?

Before purchasing ketotifen, you should be aware of the potential risks. To avoid the risk of eye irritation be sure to remove contact lenses before using ketotifen. Then wait at least 10 minutes before reinserting them. This medication is not intended for the use of contact lens irritation and should not be used to treat other eye problems without the direction of a physician. It should never be used by children under three years of age.
Ketotifen should only be used as an eye drop.

If taken by mouth, serious health risks could occur. In the event that ketotifen is ingested, get emergency medical help. If the product changes color or gets cloudy, discontinue use. At the risk of contamination, do not allow the tip of the eye dropper to touch any surfaces, including skin and the eye's surface.

The risks of using ketotifen during pregnancy or while breastfeeding are not definitively known. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult with your doctor before using this solution. Also, contact your doctor if you experience ongoing stinging or any other severe side effects.

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