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Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide

Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide Side Effects Center

Pharmacy Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide is a combination drug containing nystatin, an antifungal medication and triamcinolone, a synthetic corticosteroid in a cream. It is used to treat fungal skin infections and to reduce the inflammation and itching that occurs with the infection. Nystatin and triamcinolone skin cream and ointments are available in generic forms. Stinging, burning, itching, or skin irritation and acne, dry skin and skin color changes are common side effects. The drug is for skin use only, keep out of eyes.

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. Dose is determined by the doctor; usual dose is twice a day to the area, not to exceed 2 weeks. The area treated should not be occluded by tight clothing. Serious side effects include uneven heartbeats, blurred vision or "halos or clouds around lights", mood and sleep problems and tired with weight gain. Use of this drug in pregnancy has not been studied; it is unknown if it is present in breast milk. It has been used topically on pediatric patients.

Our Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide 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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Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

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 may include:

  • stinging, burning, itching, or skin irritation;
  • acne;
  • dry skin; or
  • changes in skin color.

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.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide (Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream, Ointment) »

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

A single case (approximately one percent of patients studied) of acneiform eruption occurred with use of combined nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide (nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide cream, ointment) in clinical studies.

Nystatin in virtually nontoxic and nonsensitizing and is well tolerated by all age groups, even during prolonged use. Rarely, irritation may occur.

The following local adverse reactions are reported infrequently with topical corticosteroids (reactions are listed in an approximate decreasing order of occurrence): burning, itching, irritation, dryness, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, maceration of the skin, perioral secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae and miliaria.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide (Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream, Ointment) »

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