nystatin topical (generic name)
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What is this medicine?NYSTATIN (nye STAT in) is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat certain kinds of fungal or yeast infections of the skin.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- an unusual or allergic reaction to nystatin, other foods, dyes or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medicine?This medicine is for external use on the skin only. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. If treating a hand or nail infection, wash hands before use only. Apply a thin layer of this medicine to cover the affected skin and surrounding area. You can cover the area with a sterile gauze dressing (bandage). Do not use an airtight bandage (such as a plastic-covered bandage). Do not get the medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water. Use the full course of treatment prescribed, even if you think the infection is getting better. Use at regular intervals. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. Do not use this medicine for any condition other than the one for which it was prescribed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What if I miss a dose?If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medicine?Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other skin products on the affected area without telling your doctor or health care professional.
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve after 3 days.
After bathing make sure that your skin is very dry. Fungal infections like moist conditions. Do not walk around barefoot.
To help prevent reinfection, wear freshly washed cotton, not synthetic, clothing.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- skin irritation
Where should I keep my medicine?Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature 15 to 30 degrees C (59 to 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.