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Last reviewed on RxList: 2/10/2017
Mycostatin Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 7/29/2016


Mycostatin (nystatin) Cream or Powder is a topical (for the skin) antifungal used to treat fungal skin infections. Mycostatin Cream or Powder is available in generic form. Side effects of Mycostatin Cream or Powder are uncommon but may include skin irritation or redness, nausea, stomach upset, vomiting, or diarrhea.

The adult and pediatric dose of Mycostatin cream is to apply liberally to affected areas twice daily or as indicated until healing is complete. The adult and pediatric dose of Mycostatin powder for candidal lesions is to apply two or three times daily until healing is complete. For fungal infection of the feet caused by Candida species, the powder should be dusted on the feet and in all foot wear. There may be other drugs that can interact with Mycostatin. Tell your healthcare provider about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. Do not start a new medication without telling your healthcare provider. Mycostatin should be used only if prescribed during pregnancy. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Mycostatin (nystatin) 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.

Mycostatin Consumer Information

Stop taking nystatin and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).

Side effects are not likely to occur with nystatin. Continue to take nystatin and talk to your doctor if you experience

  • nausea or stomach upset,
  • vomiting, or
  • diarrhea.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Mycostatin (Nystatin)

Mycostatin Professional Information


The frequency of adverse events reported in patients using Mycostatin (nystatin) ® preparations 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.)

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Mycostatin (Nystatin)

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