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Natacyn

Last reviewed on RxList: 11/2/2017
Natacyn Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 11/02/2017

Natacyn (natamycin ophthalmic suspension) is an antifungal medication used to treat fungal infections of the eyes. Common side effects of Natacyn include:

  •  mild eye irritation or discomfort (redness stinging or burning)
  • allergic reaction
  • change in vision
  • chest pain
  • corneal opacity
  • shortness of breath
  • eye swelling
  • eye pain
  • feeling like something is in the eye
  • weakness, and
  • tearing

The preferred initial dosage in fungal keratitis is one drop of Natacyn 5% instilled in the conjunctival sac at hourly or two-hourly intervals. The frequency of application can usually be reduced to one drop 6 to 8 times daily after the first 3 to 4 days. Therapy should generally be continued for 14 to 21 days or until there is resolution of active fungal keratitis. Do not use other eye medications with Natacyn unless your doctor approves. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Natacyn ophthalmic should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Natacyn (natamycin ophthalmic suspension) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

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 1-800-FDA-1088.

Natacyn Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • vision changes;
  • eye redness, swelling, or other irritation;
  • eye pain or numbness; or
  • chest pain, trouble breathing.

Common side effects may include:

  • tearing, watery eyes; or
  • feeling like something is in your eye.

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 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Natacyn (Natamycin)

Natacyn Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

The following events have been identified during post-marketing use of NATACYN® (natamycin) in clinical practice. Because they are reported voluntarily from a population of unknown size, estimates of frequency cannot be made. The events, which have been chosen for inclusion due to their seriousness, frequency of reporting, possible causal connection to NATACYN® (natamycin) , or a combination of these factors include: allergic reaction, change in vision, chest pain, corneal opacity, dyspnea, eye discomfort, eye edema, eye hyperemia, eye irritation, eye pain, foreign body sensation, paresthesia, and tearing.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Natacyn (Natamycin)

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