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Topical Nystatin

Generical name: Nystatin topical [ nye-STAT in
Dosage forms include: Topical cream (100,000 units/g) topical cream (100000 units/g) Topical powder (100000 units/g)
Drug class: Topical antifungals

What is Topical Nystatin?

Nystatin can be described as an antifungal drug. Nystatin helps prevent fungus from growing on the skin. Topical nystatin (for your skin) can be used to treat skin problems due to yeast. Nystatin topical products are not recommended for treating a vaginal yeast infection.Nystatin topical could also be utilized for other purposes that are not covered in the guide.

Side effects of Nystatin topical

See a doctor immediately. If you notice one of the following indications that indicate an allergic reaction, an allergic reaction that causes hives, breathing problems, and swelling on the lips, face, tongue, or throat.Take nystatin off the topical and consult your doctor immediately if you experience extreme pain, itching, or any other discomfort where the medication is used. A less severe side effect could result in mild itching or irritation. It isn't a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the consequences. It is possible to report any side effects to the FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.

Warnings

Avoid using nystatin for topical use for any skin problem that was not examined by your physician. Topical Nystatin (for the face) is not a suitable product for treating vaginal yeast infections. Beware of getting the medication into the mouth or eyes. If you do wash your mouth with clean water, Make sure to take this medication for the prescribed duration. The symptoms could have improved prior to the infection being completely gone. Consult your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen after using topical nystatin. Don't share this medicine with anyone else, regardless of whether they suffer from similar symptoms to yours.

Prior to use this drug

It is not recommended to use nystatin cosmetically if you've experienced an allergic reaction to it. FDA pregnancy classification C It's unclear how nystatin topical can affect the unborn child. Consult your doctor if you are planning to fall pregnant while taking the medication. There is no way to determine if the topical nystatin is absorbed into breast milk or may harm babies who are nursing. Don't use this medicine without letting your doctor know whether you're breastfeeding your baby.

How to take Topical Nystatin?

Follow the exact dosage as recommended by your physician. Avoid using in larger quantities or for longer than the recommended duration. Be sure to follow the instructions on the label of your prescription. Don't use topical nystatin to treat skin conditions that have not been examined by your physician. Cleanse your hands prior to or after taking this medication. Make sure that the skin is dry and clean before applying the topical nystatin.Don't cover the skin with dressings or bandages that don't allow air circulation unless your physician advises you to.

Make sure to take this medication for the maximum prescribed duration. It is possible that your symptoms will improve after the infection has completely gone. Contact your physician if symptoms don't improve or if they become worse after using topical nystatin. Don't share this medicine with anyone else, even if they share similar symptoms as you do. Place it in a cool, dry place far from heat and humidity.

Detail on dosages

Usual Adult Dose for Cutaneous Candidiasis:

Apply topical nystatin cream and powder or an ointment in enough quantity to cover the area affected and the skin around it for 2–4 days. The powder formulation can be used to treat areas that are moist or have lesions.
The treatment should continue for up to 2 weeks, based on the severity and nature of the disease.

Usual Adult Dose for Vaginal Candidiasis:

Take one nystatin vaginal tablet (100,000 units) every day vaginally, most preferably before bedtime, for a total of 14 consecutive days.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Cutaneous Candidiasis:

Apply topical nystatin cream and powder or an ointment in enough quantity to cover the affected area as well as the skin around it, 2 to 4 days per week.
The powder formulation can be used to treat areas that are moist or have lesions.
The treatment should continue for 2–8 weeks, depending on the type and severity of the condition.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Vaginal Candidiasis:

13–18 years: Place one tablet of nystatin (100,000 units) every day vaginally, most likely at bedtime, over a period of 14 consecutive days.

What happens If I miss the dose?

Take the dose you missed immediately after you recall it. Do not take the missed dose if you think it has been a while since the next dose. Avoid using extra medicine to replace the missed dose.

What happens If I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency treatment or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Do not get this medicine in your mouth or eyes. If it does happen, wash your mouth with water. Do not wear tight-fitting synthetic clothes (such as nylon), which don't permit air circulation. Wear loose cotton as well as various other natural fibers until your inflammation is gone.

Interaction with other drug

It's unlikely that any other medications you consume in the form of injections or oral doses will have any effect on the application of nystatin topically. Certain drugs may interfere with one another. Discuss with your doctor all the medicines you take. That includes prescriptions, over-the-counter products, and vitamin-based natural products. Don't start a new medication without first talking to your physician.

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