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(natamycin) Ophthalmic Suspension 5% Sterile
NATACYN® (natamycin ophthalmic suspension) 5% is a sterile, antifungal drug for topical ophthalmic administration. Each mL of the suspension contains: Active: natamycin 5% (50mg). Preservative: benzalkonium chloride 0.02%. Inactive: sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid (neutralized to adjust the pH), purified water. The active ingredient is represented by the chemical structure: Established name: Natamycin
Molecular Formula: C33H47NO13
Molecular Weight: 665.73
Chemical name: Stereoisomer of 22-[(3-amino-3,6-dideoxy- β-D-mannopyranosyl)oxy]-1,3,26trihydroxy-12- methyl-10-oxo-6,11,28-trioxatricyclo[22.3.1.05,7] octacosa-8,14,16,18,20-pentaene-25-carboxylic acid.
The pH range is 5.0 - 7.5.
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...
Last reviewed on RxList: 8/3/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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