Natamet Eye Drops (Natamycin)
What is Natamet Eye Drops (Natamycin) used for?
Natamet Eye Drops (Natamycin) is an ophthalmic anti-fungal medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from fungal eye infections. It operates by slowing or stopping the reproduction of fungus cells allowing the immune system to control or eliminate the infection. Your doctor may prescribe it along with other medications or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Natamet Eye Drops (Natamycin)?
Natamet Eye Drops (Natamycin) is normally adminsitered twice daily for a period of medication lasting one or two weeks. Your individual directions will depend on your current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be administered by gently shaking the bottle to mix its contents, tilting your head back slightly, gently pulling down the lower lid of the eye being treated, and administering one drop into the pouch that is formed. Slowly close the eyelid to spread the medication and leave it closed for thirty seconds allowing it to be absorbed. Never stop using the medication before being told to do so, even if your symptoms have disappeared, as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Observe the solution prior to use to make sure it is not cloudy or discoloured as this may indicate contamination. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Natamet Eye Drops (Natamycin)?
The use of Natamet Eye Drops (Natamycin) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are changes in vision, swelling of the eye, severe pain or stinging, crusting or discharge from the eye, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. Contact your doctor as soon as you experience any symptoms that are intense or worrying to make sure the necessary changes are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health complications from occurring.
Natamet Eye Drops (Natamycin) should not be used to treat patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to natamycin, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. You are also suggested to inform your doctor if you have any other chronic health conditions that may cause complications during treatment to ensure the correct adjustments are made to your regimen. Always remove your contact lenses before using this medication.
Strictly use Natamet Eye Drops (Natamycin) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Natamet Eye Drops (Natamycin) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.