Natamet Eye Drops (Natamycin USP)
What is Natamet Eye Drops (Natamycin USP) used for?
Natamet Eye Drops (Natamycin USP) is an ophthalmic antifungal medication used to treat eye infections caused by fungus. It operates by destroying or preventing the reproduction of fungus cells allowing the immune system to destroy the infection naturally. It should be noted that this treatment will not be effective for treating infections caused by bacteria or a virus. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Natamet Eye Drops (Natamycin USP)?
Follow your physician's instructions while using Natamet Eye Drops (Natamycin USP) to get the most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is two daily administrations of one drop for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks. Your individual regimen will differ based on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Wash your hands before application to remove any dirt or contaminants. Shake the bottle gently to mix its contents and observe the solution to make sure it is not cloudy or discolored as this may indicate contamination. To administer the medicine tilt the head back slightly, gently pull down the lower lid of the eye being treated, hold the bottle over the eye, and dispense one drop. Close the eyelid slowly to spread the medication and keep the eye closed for ten seconds to allow it to be absorbed. Do not allow the tip of the bottle to touch any foreign surfaces as this may lead to contamination. Never stop using the medication, even if your symptoms have disappeared, as the infection may not be destroyed and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Wash your hands after use to prevent the solution from contacting areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. Always ask your physician any questions you have about the medicine to prevent any potential problems from occurring.
What are the side effects of Natamet Eye Drops (Natamycin USP)?
Some side effects that may occur while using Natamet Eye Drops (Natamycin USP) include:
Inform your physician immediately if you experience any symptoms that are worrying or intense. Be especially cautious about any signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, severe swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require reduced dosages, application frequency, or emergency medical attention in more serious cases to prevent further complications.
Always remove your eye contacts before using Natamet Eye Drops (Natamycin USP) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. Do not begin using the medication if you are allergic to natamycin or if you have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also disclose any chronic health problems you have that may cause complications requiring reduced dosages or other alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Natamet Eye Drops (Natamycin USP). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.