Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Natacyn
Generic Name: natamycin ophthalmic (Pronunciation: NA ta MYE sin off THAL mik)
What is natamycin ophthalmic (Natacyn)?
Natamycin is an antifungal medication.
The ophthalmic form of natamycin is used to treat fungal infections of the eyes.
Natamycin ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of natamycin ophthalmic (Natacyn)?
Serious side effects are not expected with this medication.
Commonly, mild irritation (redness, stinging, or burning) may occur.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about natamycin ophthalmic (Natacyn)?
Contact your doctor if your symptoms begin to get worse or if you do not see any improvement in your condition after a few days.
Do not touch the dropper to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.
Apply light pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) after each drop to prevent the fluid from draining down your tear duct.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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