natamycin ophthalmic (cont.)
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Who should not use natamycin ophthalmic (Natacyn)?
Do not use natamycin ophthalmic if you have a bacterial or viral infection in your eye. It is used to treat infections caused by fungi only.
It is not known whether natamycin ophthalmic will harm an unborn baby. Do not use natamycin ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is also not known whether natamycin passes into breast milk. Do not use natamycin ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use natamycin ophthalmic (Natacyn)?
Use natamycin ophthalmic eyedrops exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Wash your hands before using your eyedrops.
To apply the eyedrops:
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.
Do not use any eyedrop that is discolored or has particles in it.
Store natamycin ophthalmic at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle properly capped.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
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