Mycostatin

Last updated on RxList: 2/20/2018
Mycostatin Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 2/20/2018

 

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.

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Mycostatin Consumer Information

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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • fast heart rate;
  • trouble breathing; or
  • severe skin reaction--fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.

Common side effects may include:

  • mouth irritation;
  • upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; or
  • skin rash.

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 Mycostatin (Nystatin)

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Mycostatin Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

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)

© Mycostatin Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Mycostatin Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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