Natacin Eye Drop has no known effects on causing cancers
Q. Where does Natacin Eye Drop come from?
Natacin Eye Drop is an antibiotic derived from Streptomyces natalensis
Q. How does Natacin Eye Drop work?
Natacin Eye Drop belongs to a class of medicines called tetraene polyene antibiotic. Natacin Eye Drop 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 Natacin Eye Drop does not affect bacteria?
The mechanism of action of Natacin Eye Drop 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.