About Natamet 0.05
Natamet Eye Drops is a medicine that kills fungi.
It is used to treat infections caused by fungi in the eyes. It gets rid of eye infections by killing the fungi that cause them.
The salt present in Natamet Eye Drops is Natamycin.
Natamet Eye Drops is only used on the outside of the eye. Please take it in the amount and for the time your doctor tells you.
Natamet 0.05 comes with highly positive reviews and is a recommended medication for killing fungi.
Natamycin is used to treat infections in the eyes caused by fungi. It works by stopping certain kinds of fungus from growing.
This medicine is only used to treat eye infections caused by fungi. It won't help with any other type of eye infection. Any drug used to treat an infection can lose effectiveness if used too often or incorrectly.
Fungal infection of the eye
If your eye gets hurt, you could get a fungal infection. Candida, Fusarium, Aspergillus, and other fungi can cause eye infections. The infection could cause the cornea (called "keratitis") or the inside of the eye to become infected or swollen (endophthalmitis).
Natamet Eye Drops is a medicine that destroys fungal infections. It kills the fungus causing the infection and stops it from growing. It helps with eye infection symptoms like pain, redness, itching, and soreness.
Make sure you get all of the medication you need. This will ensure the infection goes away completely and doesn't return.
How to use it
Use this medicine in the eye, as your doctor tells you to.
Before putting on eye drops, wash your hands. Please do not touch the tip of the dropper or let it touch your eye or any other surface. This will keep you from getting sick.
You shouldn't wear contact lenses while taking this medicine. Clean your contact lenses according to the instructions from the company that made them, and talk to your doctor before you use them again.
Shake the bottle well before using it. Make a pouch by tilting your head back, looking up, and pulling down on the lower eyelid. Hold the dropper right over your eye and put one drop in the pouch.
Close your eyes softly and put one finger on the corner of each eye (near the nose). Lightly press on your eyes for one to two minutes before you open them.
It is best to use Natamet eye drops every day at the same time. It works best if you use it regularly.
If you remember to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If the next dose is coming up soon, you should skip the last one.
If you have taken extra, go to the hospital or consult your doctor.
Even though it may be rare, some people who take a drug can have terrible and sometimes fatal side effects.
Tell your doctor right away or go to the hospital if you have any of the following signs or symptoms:
- Signs of an allergic reaction
- Rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered
- Tightness in the chest or throat
- Trouble breathing
- Unusual hoarseness
- Swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat
- Change in eyesight, eye pain, or horrible eye irritation
Drug interactions can happen when the parts of one drug interact with the elements of another drug or food.
Some products, like Corticosteroid eye drops, may interact with this drug (such as Dexamethasone and Prednisolone).
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to Natamycin or have any other allergies before using it. Natamet Eye Drops may contain inactive ingredients that can lead to allergic reactions or other problems.
Before starting this eye drop, consult your doctor or pharmacist about your past health.
If you put Natamet Eye Drops in your eyes, your vision may get blurry for a short time. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything else that needs clear vision until you know you can do it safely.
It is unknown if this drug gets into breast milk or not. Talk to your doctor before you start to breastfeed.
Always store Careprost at room temperature in a dark, clean, dry place.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Natamycin FDA approved?
Yes, it was the first U.S. drug for fungal keratitis.
What is Natamycin eye drops used for?
Natamycin is used to treat infections in the eyes caused by fungi. It works by stopping certain kinds of fungus from growing. This medicine is only used to treat eye infections caused by fungi.
How long does it take for Natamycin to work?
If your corneal infection doesn't get better after using this medicine for 7 to 10 days, it's likely because the medication doesn't work against the type of fungus causing the infection.