Natak Eye Drops (Natamycin)
What is Natak Eye Drops (Natamycin) used for?
Natak Eye Drops are an antifungal solution used to treat certain fungal infections of the eye such as fungal blepharitis, conjunctivitis, and keratitis caused by susceptible organisms including Fusarium solani keratitis.
How should I use Natak Eye Drops (Natamycin)?
Each bottle of Natak Eye Drops contains 5mL of solution with 50mg of the active ingredient natamycin. The top of the bottle is also a dropper that is used to apply the drops to your eye.
A starting dose of one drop every one to two hours is prescribed in most cases. This can then be reduced to one drop every three to four hours after a few days, or when treatment is progressing well. In some lesser infections, you may start with a dosage of one drop every three to four hours. Treatment of the infection with Natamycin usually takes 14-21 days.
How to Apply Natak Eye Drops
What are the side effects of Natak Eye Drops (Natamycin)?
If you notice any signs of allergic reaction to natamycin, contact your doctor immediately.
Other side effects that have been reported with Natak Eye Drops are:
If any of these become a problem for you, contact your doctor.
Ask your doctor about any possible problems taking Natak eye drops if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
If you have had an allergic reaction or hypersensitivity to eye drops tell your doctor so they can monitor you for any symptoms of allergy to natamycin.
Your doctor will want to check on your eye during treatment to monitor progress. Do not stop taking the drops if you think the infection has cleared. Wait for your doctor to confirm this before stop Natak Eye Drops (natamycin).