PrescriptionGiant is a FREE prescription savings program that can save you up to 75% on your prescriptions with or without insurance!

Myco-triacet II Cream (Generic Nystatin Topical)

Actual product appearance may differ slightly.

Click the CARD below to print or take a screenshot on your mobile phone or tablet. There is no need to download another app!

If you would like to personalize your card enter your full name in the member name field below the card at this link and click the Update button.

Why is this medication prescribed?

Nystatin Topical is recommended to treat Candida species-related vaginal, oral, and cutaneous fungus infections. It is an antifungal drug that reduces the fungus’ ability to proliferate, so assisting in the healing of the infection.

Uses of Nystatin Topical:

  • Fungal skin diseases including athlete’s foot (tinea pedis), jock itch (tinea cruris), and ringworm (tinea corporis) can be treated with nystatin topical.
  • It is also used to treat the fungus infection known as oral candidiasis, which affects the mouth and throat.
  • Nystatin can be used to treat vaginal yeast infections brought on by Candida by using vaginal cream or suppositories.

How should this medicine be used?

There are some general recommendations for using Nystatin topical, however it’s critical to stick to your doctor’s recommendations:

  • Skin Infections: Before putting the medication on the injured region, clean and dry it. The afflicted skin and surrounding area should then be covered with a thin coating of Nystatin cream or ointment. Make careful to wash your hands after gently massaging it in. Regarding the frequency of application, abide with your doctor’s directions.
  • Oral Candidiasis: Nystatin oral suspension (liquid) is usually prescribed for oral thrush. Swish the medication in your mouth for as long as possible before swallowing. It is essential to follow the prescribed dosage and complete the full course of treatment, even if symptoms improve before it’s finished.
  • Vaginal Candidiasis: If using Nystatin vaginal cream, it is typically applied intravaginally as directed by your doctor. If using suppositories, they are inserted deep into the vagina. Follow your doctor’s instructions regarding the dosage and duration of treatment.

Even if you start feeling better, always use Nystatin Topical exactly as directed by your doctor. To guarantee that the infection is completely eradicated and to stop it from returning, the entire course of treatment must be followed.

If there is no improvement in your condition or if it worsens despite using Nystatin Topical, consult your doctor, as they may need to reevaluate your treatment plan or consider other options. Additionally, inform your doctor of any allergies or adverse reactions you may have experienced with medications in the past before using Nystatin Topical.

Other uses for this medicine

Other than the primary uses mentioned earlier, Nystatin Topical may also be used in some cases for treating diaper rash caused by yeast (candidal diaper rash). However, its use for other conditions would depend on the doctor’s discretion, as Nystatin is primarily effective against fungal infections caused by Candida species.

What special precautions should I follow?

When using Nystatin topical, it’s essential to follow certain precautions to ensure safe and effective use. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind:

  • Follow the prescribed instructions: Use Nystatin topical exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not use more or less of the medication than recommended, and do not use it for a longer duration than advised.
  • Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes: Nystatin topical is meant for external use only. Avoid getting the medication into your eyes, nose, mouth, or other mucous membranes. If accidental contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.
  • Keep the affected area clean and dry: Before applying Nystatin, make sure the affected area is clean and dry. This helps enhance the effectiveness of the medication and prevents additional irritation.
  • Do not use on broken or damaged skin: Do not apply Nystatin to open wounds, cuts, or damaged skin. If the area is injured, wait for it to heal before using the medication.
  • Inform your healthcare provider about allergies: Let your healthcare provider know if you are allergic to Nystatin or any other antifungal medications. This information is crucial to avoid potential allergic reactions.
  • Keep away from children and pets: Store Nystatin topical out of reach of children and pets. Accidental ingestion may lead to harmful effects.
  • Avoid using with other topical products: Unless directed by your healthcare provider, avoid using other topical products (such as creams, ointments, or lotions) on the same area as Nystatin. Mixing products may reduce the medication’s effectiveness or cause adverse reactions.
  • Finish the full course of treatment: Even if your symptoms improve, continue using Nystatin for the entire prescribed duration. Stopping prematurely may lead to a recurrence of the infection.
  • Report any adverse reactions: If you experience any unexpected or severe side effects while using Nystatin topical, consult your healthcare provider immediately.
  • Avoid sharing the medication: Nystatin topical should not be shared with others, even if they have similar symptoms. Each individual should use their prescribed medication.

Always consult your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about using Nystatin topical. They can provide personalized advice based on your medical history and current health condition.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

There are no special dietary guidelines to follow when using Nystatin Topical because it is an externally applied drug that can also be used in the mouth or vagina. To boost your overall health and immune system, which can aid in the recovery from fungus infections, it is always a good idea to eat a balanced, healthy diet.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

If you miss a dose of Nystatin topical, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed one.

What side effects can this medication cause?

Nystatin is an antifungal drug frequently applied topically to treat fungi like candidiasis (yeast infections). Nystatin is typically regarded as safe when used topically, and adverse effects are rather infrequent. But it could have certain adverse effects, just like any drug. Nystatin topical’s typical negative effects include:

  • Skin irritation: Some individuals may experience redness, itching, or a burning sensation at the application site.
  • Allergic reactions: Although rare, some people may develop an allergic reaction to Nystatin. Signs of an allergic reaction may include hives, rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, or difficulty breathing. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Contact dermatitis: In some cases, Nystatin may cause a localized skin reaction known as contact dermatitis, characterized by redness, swelling, and itching at the site of application.
  • Dryness or peeling: Nystatin may cause mild dryness or peeling of the skin in the treated area.
  • Gastrointestinal effects: Although less common with topical application, Nystatin can cause gastrointestinal side effects when taken orally, such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. These effects are not typically associated with topical use.

If you experience any bothersome or persistent side effects while using Nystatin topical, it’s essential to consult your healthcare provider promptly. They can evaluate your condition and determine if any adjustments are needed to your treatment.

What should I know about storage and disposal of this medication?

Storage and Disposal of Nystatin Topical:

  • Store Nystatin Topical at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and moisture.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children and pets.
  • Do not use Nystatin Topical beyond its expiration date as indicated on the packaging.
  • If your doctor changes your medication or you no longer need it, follow appropriate disposal guidelines. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drains unless specifically instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed, and consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for the appropriate disposal method.

In case of emergency/overdose

If you suspect an overdose or accidentally ingest Nystatin Topical (for example, if you or someone else mistakenly swallows the oral suspension or cream), contact your local poison control center at once or seek emergency medical attention. In case of accidental ingestion, provide the emergency responders or healthcare providers with all relevant information about the medication ingested.

What other information should I know

  • Drug Interactions: Inform your doctor about all the medications, supplements, and herbal products you are taking to avoid potential drug interactions. This includes both prescription and over-the-counter medications.
  • Follow-up Visits: If your doctor has prescribed Nystatin Topical for you, they may want to monitor your progress periodically. Attend any follow-up visits as scheduled to ensure the treatment is effective and appropriate for your condition.
  • Complete Course of Treatment: Finish the full course of treatment prescribed by your healthcare provider, even if you start feeling better. Stopping the medication early may allow the infection to return or worsen.
  • Avoid Sharing: Do not share Nystatin Topical or any other medication with others, even if they have similar symptoms. Each person’s condition may be different, and sharing medications can lead to unnecessary risks and complications.
  • Inform Healthcare Providers: Inform all your healthcare providers, including dentists and specialists, that you are using Nystatin Topical. This helps ensure coordinated and appropriate care.
  • Not for Ophthalmic Use: Nystatin Topical is not for use in the eyes. If accidental eye contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water and seek medical attention if irritation persists.
  • Keep the Original Container: Keep Nystatin Topical in its original container with the lid tightly closed to prevent contamination and maintain its effectiveness.

Always follow your healthcare provider’s instructions, and if you have any questions or concerns about using Nystatin Topical, don’t hesitate to consult your doctor or pharmacist for guidance. They can provide personalized advice based on your specific medical condition and treatment plan.

Copyright © 2023