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Nystatin Cream

Last reviewed on RxList: 10/14/2016
Nystatin Cream Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 9/7/2016

Nystatin Cream (Brand Name: Mycostatin) topical (for the skin) is an antifungal medication used to treat skin infections caused by yeast. Nystatin cream is available in generic form. Common side effects of nystatin cream include skin irritation, itching, or redness. Tell your doctor if you have side effects such as severe burning, itching, rash, or pain where nystatin cream is applied.

Nystatin preparations should be applied liberally to affected areas twice a day or as indicated until healing is complete. Nystatin cream is usually preferred to nystatin ointment in candidiasis involving areas of the skin that may come in contact with other areas of the skin; very moist lesions are best treated with Nystatin topical powder. It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied Nystatin Cream. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. Nystatin-Cream should be used only if prescribed during pregnancy. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Our Nystatin-Cream 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.

Nystatin Cream Consumer Information

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 entire detailed patient monograph for Nystatin Cream (Nystatin Cream, Ointment)

Nystatin Cream Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

The frequency of adverse events reported in patients using nystatin cream 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.)

To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact G&W Laboratories , Inc. at 1-800- 922-1038 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Nystatin Cream (Nystatin Cream, Ointment)

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