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Triamcinolone Cream vs. Nystatin

Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

Are Triamcinolone Cream and Nystatin the Same Thing?

Triamcinolone acetonide cream and nystatin cream are topical medications used to treat skin conditions.

Triamcinolone acetonide is used to relieve skin inflammation, itching, dryness, and redness.

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

Triamcinolone acetonide cream and nystatin cream belong to different drug classes. Triamcinolone acetonide cream is a topical corticosteroid and nystatin cream is an antifungal medication.

Brand names for triamcinolone acetonide cream include Cinolar, Kenalog, Oralone, Pediaderm TA, Trianex, and Triderm.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Triamcinolone Cream?

Common side effects of Triamcinolone Cream include:

  • skin redness,
  • burning,
  • itching,
  • irritation,
  • excessive dryness,
  • peeling,
  • thinning of your skin,
  • blistering skin,
  • stretch marks, and
  • acne.

Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of triamcinolone acetonide cream including:

  • blurred vision,
  • seeing halos around lights,
  • uneven heartbeats,
  • mood changes,
  • sleep problems (insomnia),
  • weight gain,
  • puffiness in your face, or
  • feeling tired.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Nystatin?

Common side effects of Nystatin include:

  • skin irritation or redness,
  • nausea,
  • stomach upset,
  • vomiting, or
  • diarrhea

What is Triamcinolone Cream?

Triamcinolone Acetonide (triamcinolone acetonide cream) is a topical corticosteroid prescribed to relieve skin inflammation, itching, dryness, and redness.

What is Nystatin?

Nystatin is a topical (for the skin) antifungal used to treat fungal skin infections. Nystatin is available in generic form.

What Drugs Interact With Triamcinolone Cream?

Drug interactions may occur with certain cancer chemotherapy agents and other topical medications. Warnings may apply to individuals who have infections, certain eye conditions, circulatory disorders, or immune disorders. Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream is generally avoided during pregnancy and women who are breastfeeding. In cases where the benefits of treatment outweigh the risks, Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream may be used with extreme caution in pregnant or women who are breastfeeding. Caution is advised when using the drug in pediatric patients as they have a greater susceptibility to corticosteroid-induced hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) suppression and Cushing's syndrome.

What Drugs Interact With Nystatin?

There may be other drugs that can interact with Nystatin. 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. Nystatin should be used only if prescribed during pregnancy. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk.

How Should Triamcinolone Cream Be Taken?

Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream is available in 0.1% strengths in 15, 30 and 80 g tubes and is applied two to four times a day, depending on the doctor's prescription. After Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream is applied, the affected area should not be covered unless directed by a doctor.

How Should Nystatin Be Taken?

Apply a small amount of mupirocin cream, with a cotton swab or gauze pad, to the affected are a 3 times daily for 10 days.

Reviewed on 9/13/2018


DailyMed. Triamcinolone Cream Product Information.

RxList. Nystatin Product Monograph.


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