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Natamycin - Ophthalmic - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I use this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while using this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I use this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
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Why do I need this medicine?

Natamycin is used to treat certain fungal infections of the eye.

How do I use this medicine?

Use Natamycin eye drop exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not use more or less than instructed by your doctor.

The dose of this medicine will be decided by your doctor. Your doctor will advise you on the dosage and course of the treatment depending on the type of your infection.

How to use the eye drop suspension:
  1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before using the eye drops.
  2. Shake the bottle well before using.
  3. Tilt your head slightly backwards. With the index finger, pull the lower eyelid away from the eye to form a pouch. Look upwards and instill the required number of drops inside the lower eyelid.
  4. Close your eyes and do not blink for the next 30 seconds.
  5. Wipe any excess liquid from your face with a clean tissue.
  6. Replace and tighten the cap of the bottle.
Do not allow the tip of the dropper of this medicine to touch your eyes, eyelids or any other surfaces. Recap the eye drop immediately after use. If the eye drop becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eyes.

Do not share your eye drop with anyone else.

What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

When should I not use this medicine?

Do not use Natamycin eye drops if you ever had an allergic reaction (rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to Natamycin or to any of its ingredients.

What should I take note of while using this medicine?

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

If you are wearing soft contact lenses, remove it before using Natamycin eye drops.

You should try to avoid wearing contact lenses until the symptoms of your eye infection have completely gone away.

What side effects could I experience?

Natamycin may cause some problems with your eyesight. If you cannot see clearly, do not drive or participate in any activity in which you need to be alert.

Other side effects include any of the following: pain, discomfort, swelling, redness and tearing of the eyes.

If you develop rashes, breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes, stop using Natamycin and inform your doctor quickly. These could be signs of an allergic reaction.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I use this with other medicines?

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are using any other medicines in your eyes.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store below 25°C, away from the reach of children. Do not freeze.

Protect from excessive heat and strong light.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date. Throw away any remaining eye drops 4 weeks after opening. Mark the date of opening on the eye drop bottle so that you know when the bottle was opened.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Natamycin - Ophthalmic and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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