Nizoral vs. Nystatin Cream

Are Nizoral and Nystatin Cream the Same Thing?

Nizoral (ketoconazole) and nystatin cream are antifungal medications used to treat different types of fungal infections.

Nizoral is indicated for the treatment of the following systemic fungal infections: candidiasis, chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis, oral thrush, candiduria, blastomycosis, coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, chromomycosis, and paracoccidioidomycosis.

Nystatin cream is used to treat skin infections caused by yeast.

Brand names for nystatin cream include Mycostatin, Nyamyc, Nystop, and Nyata.

Side effects of Nizoral that are different from nystatin cream include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, itching or skin rash, headache, dizziness, breast swelling, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.

Side effects of nystatin cream that are different from Nizoral include skin irritation, itching, or redness.

Nizoral may interact with acetaminophen, cyclosporine, clopidogrel, digoxin, tacrolimus, loratadine, methylprednisolone, phenytoin, rifampin, oral diabetes medications, sedatives, blood thinners, cancer medications, birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy, methotrexate, cholesterol medications, or medications to treat HIV/AIDS.

Nystatin cream may interact with other drugs.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Nizoral?

Common side effects of Nizoral include:

  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • stomach pain,
  • itching or skin rash,
  • headache,
  • dizziness,
  • breast swelling,
  • impotence, or
  • loss of interest in sex.

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Nizoral including:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Nystatin Cream?

Common side effects of Nystatin Cream include:

  • severe burning,
  • itching,
  • rash, or
  • pain where cream is applied

What Is Nizoral?

Nizoral (ketoconazole) is an antifungal agent indicated for the treatment of the following systemic fungal infections: candidiasis, chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis, oral thrush, candiduria, blastomycosis, coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, chromomycosis, and paracoccidioidomycosis.

What Is Nystatin Cream?

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.

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What Drugs Interact With Nizoral?

Nizoral may interact with acetaminophen, cyclosporine, clopidogrel, digoxin, tacrolimus, loratadine, methylprednisolone, phenytoin, rifampin, oral diabetes medications, sedatives, blood thinners, cancer medications, birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy, methotrexate, cholesterol medications, or medications to treat HIV or AIDS. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

What Drugs Interact With Nystatin Cream?

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.

How Should Nizoral Be Taken?

The recommended adult starting dose of Nizoral tablets is a single daily administration of 200 mg (one tablet).

How Should Nystatin Cream Be Taken?

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.

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References
SOURCE:

FDA. Nizoral Product Information

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2013/019927s032lbl.pdf

Dailymed. Nystatin Cream Product Information.

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=a4cba0e2-d280-419f-819b-b0104b031468

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