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Mycostatin

MYCOSTATIN
(nystatin) Cream

MYCOSTATIN
(nystatin) Powder

FOR TOPICAL USE ONLY • NOT FOR OPHTHALMIC USE

Mycostatin

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Nystatin is a polyene antifungal antibiotic obtained from Streptomyces nursei.

Structural formula:

MYCOSTATIN (nystatin) Structural Formula Illustration

Mycostatin® Cream (Nystatin Cream) and Mycostatin® Topical Powder (Nystatin Topical Powder) are for dermatologic use.

MYCOSTATIN® (Nystatin) Cream for topical use, contains 100,000 USP nystatin units per gram. Inactive ingredients: aluminum hydroxide concentrated wet gel, titanium dioxide, propylene glycol, cetearyl alcohol (and) ceteareth-20, white petrolatum, sorbitol solution, glyceryl monostearate, polyethylene glycol monostearate, sorbic acid and simethicone.

MYCOSTATIN® (Nystatin) Topical Powder contains 100,000 USP nystatin units per gram dispersed in talc.

What are the possible side effects of nystatin (Bio-Statin, Mycostatin, Mycostatin Pastilles, Nilstat)?

Stop taking nystatin and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).

Side effects are not likely to occur with nystatin. Continue to take nystatin and talk to your doctor if you experience

  • nausea or stomach upset,
  • vomiting, or
  • diarrhea.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially...

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What are the precautions when taking nystatin (Mycostatin)?

Before using nystatin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. .

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.

This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 4/8/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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