Brand Names : Natacyn, pimaricin
Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine,
the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will
do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For ophthalmic natamycin,
the following should be considered:
Allergies - Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or
allergic reaction to natamycin. Also tell your health care professional if
you are allergic to any other substances, such as preservatives.
Pregnancy - Studies on effects in pregnancy have not been done
in either humans or animals.
Breast-feeding - It is not known whether natamycin passes into breast
milk. Although most medicines pass into breast milk in small amounts, many
of them may be used safely while breast-feeding. Mothers who are using this
medicine and who wish to breast-feed should discuss this with their doctor.
Children - Studies on this medicine have been done only in adult
patients, and there is no specific information comparing use of natamycin
in children with use in other age groups.
Older adults - Many medicines have not been studied specifically
in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly
the same way they do in younger adults. Although there is no specific information
comparing use of natamycin in the elderly with use in other age groups, this
medicine is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in older
people than it does in younger adults.