Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide

Last updated on RxList: 3/29/2021
Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide Side Effects Center

What Is Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide?

Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide is a combination of an antifungal medication and a synthetic corticosteroid in a cream used to treat fungal skin infections and to reduce the inflammation and itching that occurs with the infection. Nystatin and triamcinolone skin cream and ointments are available in generic forms.

What Are Side Effects of Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide?

Common side effects of nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide include

  • stinging,
  • burning,
  • itching, or skin irritation, and acne,
  • dry skin and skin color changes.

Serious side effects of of nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide include

  • uneven heartbeats,
  • blurred vision or "halos or clouds around lights,
  • " mood and sleep problems,
  • tiredness, and
  • weight gain.

Dosage for Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide

Each gram of Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide (nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide cream, ointment) Ointment provides 100,000 USP Nystatin units and 1 mg Triamcinolone Acetonide. Dose is determined by the doctor; usual dose is twice a day to the area, not to exceed 2 weeks. The area treated should not be occluded by tight clothing.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide?

Nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Use of this drug in pregnancy has not been studied; it is unknown if it is present in breast milk. It has been used topically on pediatric patients.

Additional Information

Our Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide 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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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:

  • worsening of your skin condition;
  • redness, warmth, swelling, oozing, or severe irritation of any treated skin;
  • high blood sugar--increased thirst, increased urination, dry mouth, fruity breath odor; or
  • possible signs of absorbing this medicine through your skin--weight gain (especially in your face or your upper back and torso), slow wound healing, thinning or discolored skin, increased body hair, muscle weakness, nausea, diarrhea, tiredness, mood changes, menstrual changes, sexual changes.

Common side effects may include:

  • burning, itching, or irritation of treated skin;
  • increased hair growth;
  • white or "pruned" appearance of the skin;
  • rash, pimples; or
  • changes in color of treated skin.

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 and Triamcinolone Acetonide (Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream, Ointment)

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Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

A single case (approximately one percent of patients studied) of acneiform eruption occurred with use of combined nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide in clinical studies.

Nystatin is virtually nontoxic and nonsensitizing and is well tolerated by all age groups, even during prolonged use. Rarely, irritation may occur.

The following local adverse reactions are reported infrequently with topical corticosteroids (reactions are listed in an approximate decreasing order of occurrence): burning, itching, irritation, dryness, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, maceration of the skin, perioral secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae and miliaria.

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 and Triamcinolone Acetonide (Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream, Ointment)

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