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Composition for NATAMET

Natamycin(5%)

food interaction for NATAMET

alcohol interaction for NATAMET

pregnancy interaction for NATAMET

lactation interaction for NATAMET

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Natamet eye drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for NATAMET

Natamycin(5%)

Uses

Natamet eye drop is used in the treatment of fungal infections of eye.

How it works

Natamet eye drop kills fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.

Common side effects

Increased blood flow to tissues of the eye, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Hormone imbalance, Allergic reaction, Slow growth in children and teenagers, Altered vision, Chest pain, Corneal opacity, Shortness of breath, Eye discomfort, Eye irritation, Eye pain, Foreign body sensation, Eye swelling, Teary eyes

SUBSTITUTES for NATAMET

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    Rs. 21.78/ML of eye drop
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    pay 30% more per ML of eye drop
  • NATACIN 5% EYE DROPS
    (5 ML eye drop in packet)
    Entod Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 23.60/ML of eye drop
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    Rs. 118
    pay 40% more per ML of eye drop
  • ZONAT 5% EYE DROP
    (5 ML eye drop in packet)
    Sunways India Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 23.50/ML of eye drop
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    Rs. 117.50
    pay 40% more per ML of eye drop
  • MYCONAT 5% EYE DROPS
    (5 ML eye drop in packet)
    Optho Remedies Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 21.40/ML of eye drop
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    Rs. 107
    pay 27% more per ML of eye drop
  • NATAONE 5% EYE DROPS
    (5 ML eye drop in packet)
    Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 15.80/ML of eye drop
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    Rs. 79
    save 6% more per ML of eye drop

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Expert advice for NATAMET

  • Do not touch the tip of the dropper, as it may contaminate the solution.
  • Do not stop using natamycin even if you feel well. To clear up your infection completely, use natamycin for the full course of treatment.
  • Consult your doctor if symptoms do not get better within 7 to 10 days or they get worse.
  • Do not wear contact lenses if have signs of conjunctivitis or keratitis.
  • Natamycin is not recommended for use in children.

Frequently asked questions for NATAMET

Natamycin

Q.Does natamycin cause cancer?
Natamycin has no known effects on causing cancers

Q.Where does natamycin come from?
Natamycin is an antibiotic derived from Streptomyces natalensis

Q.How does natamycin work?
Natamycin belongs to a class of medicines called tetraene polyene antibiotic. Natamycin binds to the fungal cell wall, alters the permeability of the cell wall and causes depletion of the cellular contents; thereby reducing growth and proliferation of fungi

Q.Why natamycin does not affect bacteria?
The mechanism of action of natamycin is through binding of the molecule to the sterol moiety of the fungal cell membrane. Since bacterial cell wall doesn't contain sterol moiety, it doesn't affect bacteria.

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Content on this page was last updated on 02 September, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)