Triamcinolone Acetonide-Nystatin

Reviewed on 11/1/2022

What Is Triamcinolone Acetonide-Nystatin and How Does It Work?

Triamcinolone Acetonide-Nystatin is a combination medication used to treat the symptoms of fungal or yeast infections on the skin (Cutaneous Candidiasis). 

  • Triamcinolone Acetonide-Nystatin is available under the following different brand names: MyCo-Triacet II, Mycology II, Mycogen II, Mytrex, Tri-Statin II

What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Triamcinolone Acetonide-Nystatin?

Common side effects of Triamcinolone Acetonide-Nystatin include:

  • Increased hair growth,
  • Burning or itching of treated skin,
  • Skin dryness or irritation,
  • Acne,
  • Skin rash,
  • Redness or crusting around your hair follicles,
  • Lightened color of treated skin,
  • Stretch marks, and
  • White or "pruned" appearance of the skin (caused by leaving wound dressings on for long periods) 

Serious side effects of Triamcinolone Acetonide-Nystatin include:

  • Blurred vision,
  • Tunnel vision,
  • Eye pain,
  • Seeing halos around lights,
  • Nausea,
  • Vomiting,
  • Loss of appetite,
  • Weight gain or loss,
  • Muscle weakness,
  • Worsening tiredness,
  • Lightheadedness,
  • Anxiety,
  • Depression,
  • Irritability,
  • Slow wound healing,
  • Severe skin irritation where the medication was applied, and
  • Signs of skin infection (swelling, redness, warmth, oozing) 

Rare side effects of Triamcinolone Acetonide-Nystatin include:

  • none

Seek medical care or call 911 at once if you have the following serious side effects:

  • Severe headache, confusion, slurred speech, arm or leg weakness, trouble walking, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady, very stiff muscles, high fever, profuse sweating, or tremors;
  • Serious eye symptoms such as sudden vision loss, blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain or swelling, or seeing halos around lights;
  • Serious heart symptoms include fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeats; fluttering in the chest; shortness of breath; sudden dizziness, lightheadedness, or passing out.

This is not a complete list of side effects and other serious side effects or health problems that may occur because of the use of this drug. Call your doctor for medical advice about serious side effects or adverse reactions. You may report side effects or health problems to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


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What Are the Dosages of Triamcinolone Acetonide-Nystatin?

Adult and pediatric dosage

Topical cream/ointment

  • (0.1 %/ 100,000 units)/ g 

Cutaneous Candidiasis

Adult and pediatric  dosage

  • Apply cream/ointment two times a day; discontinue therapy when the infection is under control or if symptoms persist for above 25 days

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows: 

  • See “Dosages”

What Other Drugs Interact with Triamcinolone Acetonide-Nystatin?

If your medical doctor is using this medicine to treat your pain, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider, or pharmacist first.

This information does not contain all possible interactions or adverse effects. Visit the RxList Drug Interaction Checker for any drug interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist about all your products. Keep a list of all your medications with you and share this information with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your healthcare professional or doctor for additional medical advice, or if you have health questions or concerns.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Triamcinolone Acetonide-Nystatin?


  • Hypersensitivity 

Effects of drug abuse

  • None

Short-Term Effects

  • See “What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Triamcinolone Acetonide-Nystatin?”

Long-Term Effects

  • See “What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Triamcinolone Acetonide-Nystatin?”


  • For topical use only
  • Not for ophthalmic use
  • Avoid contact with eyes
  • Patient should report any signs of adverse reactions
  • Systemic absorption of topical corticosteroids has produced reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression, manifestations of Cushing's syndrome, hyperglycemia, and glucosuria in some patients
  • Conditions that augment systemic absorption include the application of the more potent steroids, use over large surface areas, prolonged use, and the addition of occlusive dressings
  • Patients receiving a large dose of any potent topical steroid applied to a large surface area should be evaluated periodically for evidence of HPA axis suppression by using urinary-free cortisol and ACTH stimulation tests, and for impairment of thermal homeostasis; if HPA axis suppression or elevation of body temperature occurs, attempt to withdraw the drug, reduce the frequency of application, or substitute for less potent steroid
  • Recovery of HPA axis function and thermal homeostasis are generally prompt and complete upon discontinuation of the drug; infrequently, signs and symptoms of steroid withdrawal may occur, requiring supplemental systemic corticosteroids
  • Children may absorb proportionally larger amounts of topical corticosteroids and thus may be more susceptible to systemic toxicity
  • If irritation or hypersensitivity develops with a combination of nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide, discontinue treatment and institute appropriate therapy

Pregnancy and Lactation

  • unknown 
  • Lactation
    • Unknown if excreted in breast milk


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