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Natamycin eye

Generic name: natamycin ophthalmic [NA-ta-MYE-sign-off-THAL-mik]
The brand name is Natacyn.
Form of dosage: ophthalmic suspension (5%)
The class of drug: ophthalmic anti-infectives

What is Natamycin?

Natamycin can be described as an antifungal drug.Natamycin eye drops (for eye problems) are used to manage the fungal infection in the eye.

Natamycin ophthalmology can also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline.

Side effects of Natamycin

Contact a medical professional immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, like hives, trouble breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, or tongue.

Natamycin ophthalmis can trigger severe adverse effects. Consult your physician immediately if you suffer from:

  • Vision change;
  • Eye redness, swelling, or other irritations;
  • Eye pain, numbness,
  • Chest pain and breathing problems.

Common adverse effects of natamycin eye drops include:

  • Tears, watery eyes,
  • You feel like something is visible in your eyes.

This isn't an exhaustive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow the directions on the medicine label and the package. Be sure to inform your health care providers about your medical issues, allergies, and any medications you take.

Related drugs

  • Ceftriaxone,
  • Rocephin,
  • Acthar,
  • Bleph-10

Before you take this drug

Namycin isn't a good eye drop if you're allergic to it.It is unclear if Natamycin eye drops can cause harm to an unborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are expecting.

It isn't clear if the ophthalmic natamycin is absorbed into breast milk or whether it can harm the nursing infant. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding a child.

How toTake Natamycin?

Follow the directions on the prescription label. Never use natamycin ophthalmic in smaller or larger amounts or for longer periods than recommended.Cleanse your hands prior to using these eye drops.

Shake this medicine thoroughly before use.

To apply drops to the eyes:

  • Turn your head slightly back and then pull back the lower eyelid, creating small pockets. Keep the dropper in front of the eye, with the tip towards the lower eye. Keep your eyes upwards off the dropper and squeeze the drop.
  • You can close your eyes for two or three minutes with your head tilted down without blinking or squinting. Press your finger gently against the inside of your eye for approximately one minute to prevent the fluid from draining into the tear duct.
  • Take at least 10 minutes before applying or using any eye drop or any other that your physician has recommended.

Do not touch the edge of the dropper to your eyes or put the dropper directly onto your eyes. Drops that are contaminated can affect your eyes and cause severe vision issues.

Don't use eye drops if the solution is changing color or has particles present. Consult your pharmacist about new medications.Keep at room temperature, free of heat, moisture, and light. Don't freeze. Close the bottle when not being used.

Make sure to take this medicine for the entire prescribed duration. The symptoms could improve before your illness is fully cleared. In addition, skipping doses could increase the chance of developing a new infection that is intolerant to antibiotics.Consult your doctor if symptoms don't improve within 7 to 10 treatments or if you suffer from a fever, headache, cough, or the appearance of a skin itchy rash.

What happens If I miss a dose?

Do the missed dose when you remember. Do not take any missed doses if it's nearing the time for the next dose. Do not take extra medicine to replace the missed dose.

How do I react if I consume too much?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Do not take this medicine with contact lenses. Natamycin ophthalmic could contain a preservative that can alter the color of contact lenses. You should wait at least 15 minutes following the use of the ophthalmic natamycin before inserting the contact lens.

The medication can cause blurred vision and a decrease in your ability to react. Be cautious if you drive or engage in any activity that requires you to clearly see.Do not take other eye medications unless your eye doctor has told you to

Interaction with other drugs

It's unlikely that other drugs you consume by mouth or inject can affect the eye-cleansing agent natamycin. However, there are many drugs that interact with each other. Be sure to inform your healthcare professionals about all medications you take, including those that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal remedies.