NATAMYCIN OPHTHALMIC

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Natacyn

GENERIC NAME(S): NATAMYCIN

 

Description: Natamycin is a polyene antifungal antibiotic

Pharmacokinetics:

Absorption: Poorly absorbed from the GI tract; ophth (<2%).

Distribution: Present in therapeutic concentrations in corneal stroma and retained in conjuctival formices.

  • Used for
    • Fungal eye infection treatment by stopping the growth of certain types of fungus.

 

How to use natamycin ophthalmic

  • Always refer to your doctors instructions before taking this medication. Duration and dosage will be determined by your medical condition and its response to the medication. Make sure to take this mediciation in the prescribed amount and time period even after symptoms disappear. Discontinuing the medication before completion of treatment may cause incomplete treatment of condition. If Symptoms persist, consult your doctor
  • To apply eye drops, wash hands first and do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface to avoid contamination.
  • Do not wear contact lenses while you are using this medication
  • Shake the bottle well before using. Tilt your head back, look upward, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Hold the dropper directly over your eye and place one drop into the pouch. Look downward, gently close your eyes, and place one finger at the corner of your eye (near the nose). Apply gentle pressure for 1 to 2 minutes before opening your eyes. This will prevent the medication from draining out. Try not to blink or rub your eye. If directed to use this medication in both eyes, repeat these steps for your other eye. Do not rinse the dropper. Replace the dropper cap after each use.

If you are using another kind of eye medication (such as drops or ointments), wait at least 5 minutes before applying other medications. Use eye drops before eye ointments to allow the drops to enter the eye.

    • Minor side effects (if these symptoms persist or worsen, inform your doctor)
      • Eye discomfort or irritation

     

    • Severe allergic reactions are rare. Get immediate medical help if you notice the following:

    Rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing

    • Precautions:
      • Inform your doctor
        • Allergy to the medication or any allergies
        • Medical History

       

      • Should only be used when there is a clear need during pregnancy as it may harm an unborn baby. If you are planning to be pregnant or think you may be pregnant, discuss the risks and benefits of use with your doctor
      • It is not known if this drug passes into breast milk. Before breast-feeding, consult your physician

       

      Interactions:

      Taking multiple drugs may affect how medications work and/or cause unwanted side effects. List down all the medications you are taking and inform your physician and pharmacist. Do not take, discontinue, or alter any dose of medications without prior approval of your physician.

       

      • Products that may interact with this medication include:

      corticosteroid eye medications (such as dexamethasone, prednisolone).

    • Overdose: This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If swallowing or overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately.

       

      Missed Dose

      If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and As soon as you remember, take a regular dose or if the time of the next dose is near, wait for it before taking another dose and resume your usual schedule. Do not increase the dose to compensate for the missed dose.

       

      Storage

      • Room temperature or in the refrigarator
      • Do not freeze
      • Do not expose to light and moisture
      • Do not store in the bathroom
      • Keep all medications away from pets and children

       

      Brands:

       

      Available Brands:

      Natacyn

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