Recommended Topic Related To:

Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide

"Aug. 5, 2013 -- Anyone who develops a rash, blister, or some other skin reaction while taking acetaminophen should stop using the drug and seek medical care immediately. The painkiller poses the risk for three rare but potentially fatal skin diso"...

Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide

Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream, USP (nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide (nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide cream, ointment) cream, ointment)

Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide (nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide cream, ointment) Ointment, USP

FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR OPHTHALMIC USE.

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide (nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide cream, ointment) Cream and Ointment for dermatologic use contain 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. Structural formula:

Nystatin  Structural Formula Illustration

C47H75NO17..............MW = 926.13

Triamcinolone acetonide is designated chemically as 9-fluoro-11β, 16, 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. Structural formula:

Triamcinolone Acetonide  Structural Formula Illustration

C24H31FO6...................MW = 434.50

Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide (nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide cream, ointment) Cream is a soft, smooth cream having a light yellow to buff color. Each gram provides 100,000 USP Nystatin units and 1 mg Triamcinolone Acetonide in an aqueous perfumed vanishing cream base with polysorbate-60, aluminum hydroxide, titanium dioxide, glyceryl monostearate, polyethylene glycol monostearate, simethicone emulsion, sorbic acid, propylene glycol, white petrolatum, polyoxyethylene fatty alcohol ether, methylparaben, propylparaben and sorbitol.

Each gram of Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide (nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide cream, ointment) Ointment provides 100,000 USP Nystatin units and 1 mg Triamcinolone Acetonide in an ointment base of mineral oil 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...

Read All Potential Side Effects and See Pictures of Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide »

Last reviewed on RxList: 8/11/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

A A A

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.


Women's Health

Find out what women really need.