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Allergic Reactions

If a patient is allergic to natamycin (used as an additive in cheese) should they also avoid other drugs in the mycin family such as neomycin?
by Julie G in Dayton, OH, 11/27/2006

sutable dose in juice drink /side effect of this dose on healthd

dear   sir    I want  to know about the sutable dose of natamycin adding in soft drink and juica drink and side effect of this dose on health thank you      
by Ahmed khamis in A R E / Alexadria, 04/24/2008

Natamycin (Natacyn)
(nah-tah- MY-sin)
Pregnancy Category: C Natacyn (Rx)

Classification: Antifungal (ophthalmic)

See Also: See also Anti-Infectives .

Action/Kinetics: Antifungal antibiotic derived from Streptomyces natalensis. Binds to the fungal cell membrane, resulting in alteration of permeability and loss of essential intracellular materials. Is fungicidal. After topical administration, therapeutic levels are reached in the corneal stroma but not in the intraocular fluid. Not absorbed systemically.

Uses: For ophthalmic use only. Drug of choice for Fusarium solanae keratitis. For treatment of fungal blepharitis, conjunctivitis, and keratitis caused by susceptible organisms. It is active against a variety of yeasts and filamentous fungi including Candida, Aspergillus, Cephalosporium, Fusarium and Penicillium. Before initiating therapy, determine the susceptibility of the infectious organism to drug in smears and cultures of corneal scrapings. Effectiveness of natamycin for use as single agent in fungal endophthalmitis not established.

Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to drug.

Special Concerns: Use with caution during lactation. Effectiveness as a single agent to treat fungal endophthalmitis has not been established. Safety and effectiveness have not been determined in children.

Side Effects: Eye irritation, occasional allergies.

How Supplied: Suspension: 5%

?Ophthalmic Suspension (5%) Fungal keratitis.
Initially, 1 gtt in conjunctival sac q 1-2 hr; can be reduced usually, after 3-4 days to 1 gtt 6-8 times/day. Continue therapy for 14-21 days, during which dosage can be reduced gradually at 4 to 7-day intervals.
Fungal blepharitis/conjunctivitis.
1 gtt 4-6 times/day.

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