Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Natamycin

Synonym(s): Pimaricin

Introduction

Name

  • Natamycin.

Class of drug

  • Polyene antibiotic.

Description

Chemical name

  • Pimaricin.

Molecular formula

  • C33H47NO13.

Physical properties

  • Powder for reconstitution with water.
  • Reacts with heavy metals, eg copper.
  • May lose activity if in contact with chemicals.
  • Aqueous lotion.

Storage requirements

  • Store below 25°C protected from light and heat.
  • Due to physical properties, reconstitute in a clean galvanized or plastic container and use within 24 hours.
  • Aqueous lotion should be stored in a cool place between 2-8°C, but do not store in freezer.

Uses

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Indications

Administration

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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