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Mycostatin Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Mycostatin (nystatin) Cream or Powder is a topical (for the skin) antifungal used to treat fungal skin infections. Mycostatin Cream or Powder is available in generic form. Side effects of Mycostatin Cream or Powder are uncommon but may include skin irritation or redness, nausea, stomach upset, vomiting, or diarrhea.
The adult and pediatric dose of Mycostatin cream is to apply liberally to affected areas twice daily or as indicated until healing is complete. The adult and pediatric dose of Mycostatin powder for candidal lesions is to apply two or three times daily until healing is complete. For fungal infection of the feet caused by Candida species, the powder should be dusted on the feet and in all foot wear. There may be other drugs that can interact with Mycostatin. Tell your healthcare provider about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. Do not start a new medication without telling your healthcare provider. Mycostatin should be used only if prescribed during pregnancy. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Mycostatin (nystatin) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is Patient Information in Detail?
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Mycostatin in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
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
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 bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Mycostatin (Nystatin)
What is Patient Information Overview?
A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.
Mycostatin Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the entire patient information overview for Mycostatin (Nystatin)
What is Prescribing information?
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Mycostatin FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
The frequency of adverse events reported in patients using Mycostatin (nystatin) ® preparations is less than 0.1%. The more common events that were reported include allergic reactions, burning, itching, rash, eczema, and pain on application. (See PRECAUTIONS: General.)
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Mycostatin (Nystatin)
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Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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