Generic name: NATAMYCIN 50mg in 1mL
Dosage form: ophthalmic suspension
Medically reviewed on April 26, 2018.
SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING. The preferred initial dosage in fungal keratitis is one drop of NATACYN® (natamycin ophthalmic suspension) 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. In many cases, it may be helpful to reduce the dosage gradually at 4 to 7 day intervals to assure that the replicating organism has been eliminated. Less frequent initial dosage (4 to 6 daily applications) may be sufficient in fungal blepharitis and conjunctivitis.
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