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ATC Group: A01AB10 Natamycin

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical Position

Level
Code
Title
1
A
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
A01
Stomatological preparations
3
A01A
Stomatological preparations
4
A01AB
Antiinfectives and antiseptics for local oral treatment
5
A01AB10
Natamycin

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
Description
Natamycin

Natamycin is a tetraene polyene antibiotic derived from Streptomyces natalensis. It possesses in vitro activity against a variety of yeast and filamentous fungi, including Candida, Aspergillus, Cephalosporium, Fusarium and Penicillium. The mechanism of action appears to be through binding of the molecule to the sterol moiety of the fungal cell membrane.