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Nystatin Cream

Nystatin Cream Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Mycostatin Topical, Nyamyc, Nystop, Pediaderm AF, Pedi-Dri

Generic Name: nystatin topical (Pronunciation: nye STAT in)

What is nystatin topical (Nystatin Cream)?

Nystatin is an antifungal medication. Nystatin prevents fungus from growing on your skin.

Nystatin topical (for the skin) is used to treat skin infections caused by yeast.

Nystatin topical is not for use to treat a vaginal yeast infection.

Nystatin topical may also be used for purposes not those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of nystatin topical (Nystatin Cream)?

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 nystatin topical and call your doctor at once if you have severe burning, itching, rash, pain, or other irritation where the medicine is applied.

Less serious side effects may include mild itching or irritation.

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 Nystatin Cream (nystatin cream, ointment) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about nystatin topical (Nystatin Cream)?

Do not use nystatin topical to treat any skin condition that has not been checked by your doctor.

Nystatin topical (for the skin) is not for use to treat a vaginal yeast infection.

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes or mouth. If this does happen, rinse with water.

Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse while using nystatin topical.

Do not share this medication with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.

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