Natadrops is an antibiotic derived from Streptomyces natalensis
Q. How does Natadrops work?
Natadrops belongs to a class of medicines called tetraene polyene antibiotic. Natadrops 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 Natadrops does not affect bacteria?
The mechanism of action of Natadrops 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.