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Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide

NYSTATIN AND TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE CREAM, USP

FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR OPHTHALMIC USE.




DRUG DESCRIPTION

Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream, USP for dermatologic use contains the antifungal agent nystatin and the synthetic corticosteroid triamcinolone acetonide.

Nystatin is a polyene antimycotic obtained from Streptomyces noursei. It is a yellow to light tan powder with a cereal-like odor, very slightly soluble in water, and slightly to sparingly soluble in alcohol. It has a structural formula of C47H75NO17 and a molecular weight of 926.13.

Nystatin - Structural Formula Illustration

Triamcinolone acetonide is designated chemically as 9-fluoro-11β, 16α, 17, 21-tetrahydroxypregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione cyclic 16, 17-acetal with acetone. The white to cream crystalline powder has a slight odor, is practically insoluble in water, and very soluble in alcohol. It has a structural formula of C24H31FO6 and a molecular weight of 434.50.

Triamcinolone - Structural Formula Illustration

Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream, USP is a soft, smooth cream having a light yellow color. Each gram provides 100,000 Nystatin units and 1 mg Triamcinolone Acetonide in an aqueous perfumed vanishing cream base containing aluminum hydroxide rehydragel, barcroft aluminum hydroxide gel, cetearyl alcohol (and) ceteareth-20, glyceryl monostearate, polyethylene glycol monostearate, propylene glycol, simethicone emulsion, sorbic acid, sorbitol solution, titanium dioxide, and white petrolatum.

What are the possible side effects of nystatin and triamcinolone (Mycogen II, Mytrex)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these signs that you may be absorbing triamcinolone through your skin:

  • blurred vision, or seeing halos around lights;
  • uneven heartbeats;
  • mood changes;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • weight gain, puffiness in your face; or
  • feeling tired.

Less serious side effects...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 9/6/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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