Nystatin and Triamcinolone

Generic Name: Triamcinolone

  • What is Nystatin and Triamcinolone?

    This combination of nystatin (an antifungal) and triamcinolone (a steroid) is used to treat fungal skin infections and reduce inflammation of the infected skin.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Nystatin and Triamcinolone?

    This medication should only be applied to the skin. Do not apply it in or around the eyes. Do not bandage, wrap, or cover the treated area. Do not use this medication for any other condition than for which it was prescribed.

    Tell your doctor about any skin reactions that occur around the application site. If you are using this medication to treat the area of skin above the genitals, apply it sparingly and wear loose-fitting clothing.

    Absorbing too much of this medication may suppress your adrenal glands or other glands in your body, possibly leading to Cushing's disease (hormone disorder), high blood sugar, or sugar in your urine. Children or those who apply this medication to large areas of the body are more susceptible to these side effects. Stop using this medication and contact your doctor if your symptoms persist after using it for >25 days or if you develop allergic skin reactions.

  • Who should not take Nystatin and Triamcinolone?

    Do not use nystatin and triamcinolone if you are allergic to either drug or to any other ingredient in this medication.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Nystatin and Triamcinolone?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with nystatin and triamcinolone. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have Cushing's disease or diabetes.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Apply a thin film to the affected area twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening.

  • How should I take Nystatin and Triamcinolone?

    This medication is available as a cream or ointment. Apply it twice daily in the morning and evening by gently and thoroughly massaging it into the skin. Apply the medication to clear skin and do not cover with tight bandages or coverings. Wear loose clothing over the area.

  • What should I avoid while taking Nystatin and Triamcinolone?

    Avoid getting this medication in your eyes or applying it excessively.

    Avoid tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants when treating that area in children, since these garments may act as airtight dressings or bandages.

    Do not bandage, cover, or wrap the treated area unless you have been directed to do so by your doctor.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Nystatin and Triamcinolone?

    No significant interactions have been reported with nystatin and triamcinolone at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Nystatin and Triamcinolone?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: acne-like rash, burning, itching, dryness, redness around hair follicles, skin discoloration, increased hair growth, another infection, thinning of the skin around the application site

  • Can I receive Nystatin and Triamcinolone if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    You should not use nystatin and triamcinolone during pregnancy unless directed by your doctor. The effects of nystatin and triamcinolone during breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Nystatin and Triamcinolone?

    Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Nystatin and Triamcinolone?

    Store at room temperature.

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