Natacyn (Natamycin) and/or equivalents
Generic Natamycin Eye Drops 5%Source Country: India
Shipped From: India Manufacturer: Sun Pharma
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Description of Natacyn
The generic name of the drug is Natamycin. It belongs to a family of medicines known as antifungals. Natacyn is available in the form of a sterile ophthalmic suspension. The drug is a prescription medication, so you should buy Natacyn online only if it is recommended in the treatment by your doctor.
Indications & Dosage of Natacyn
Natacyn is indicated in treatment of fungus infections in the eye. The drug works by binding to Ergosterol (a building block in yeasts and moulds cell wall) and causing leakage in cell wall. This action of the drug leads to the death of fungal cells.
Your doctor will provide specific instructions regarding the dosage. The dosage of Natacyn differs with each patient. The recommended adult dosage of Natacyn is one drop in each eye, every 4-6 hours. If the infection is severe then doctor may recommend a dose of one drop in each eye, every 1-2 hours for three to four days. Thereafter, your doctor may recommend one drop in each eye, 6-8 times daily.
Wash your hands clean before handling the medication. Close the eyelids for some time after the medication is instilled in the eyes(s). Take necessary care so that you do not touch the tip of the dropper while administering the medication in the eye as it will contaminate the solution. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before administering the medication in the eye(s).
Side Effects & Interactions of Natacyn
All medicines have side effects. Some people may experience mild side effects after using the medication. Natacyn is less likely to cause any severe side effects. Less serious side effects that may be experienced after using Natacyn: redness in the eye, mild irritation which includes stinging and burning sensation in the eye after administering the medication drops. These side effects wane with time as your body gets used to the medication. However, if they become bothersome or stay for long time then you need to consult your doctor.
There are no reports of additional side effects when Natacyn was administered in geriatric patients. No special tests have been conducted to ascertain the safety of the medication for its use in pediatric patients. Therefore, Natacyn should not be used for children or other age groups without consulting doctor.
Natacyn may potentially interact with other medications you are using and cause side effects. Before you buy Natacyn tell doctor about every medicine you are using which includes other eye medications, prescription medicines, over the counter drug and herbal supplements.
Warnings & Precautions of Natacyn
You should not use this medication if you are hypersensitive to any ingredient in the drug. The medication contains several inactive ingredients which may cause allergic reactions or side effects if you are allergic to any of them.
Before starting the treatment, tell doctor if you are allergic to any foods, dyes, preservatives or medicines. Inform doctor about your smoking habits and alcohol consumption.
Natacyn is listed in category C pregnancy medicines. Pregnant women, nursing mothers and women planning to get pregnant should buy Natacyn only if the benefits of using the medication clearly outweigh the risks.