Nystatin Topical

Generic Name: Nystatin

  • What is Nystatin Topical?

    Nystatin is a topical medicine (applied directly on the skin) that is used to treat certain fungal infections of the skin caused by Candida species. Nystatin is available in a cream, ointment, or powder.

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

    Nystatin is for external use only. Do not use it in your eyes, mouth, or vagina.

    Nystatin can cause irritation or allergic reactions when it is applied. Tell your doctor immediately if this occurs.

  • Who should not take Nystatin Topical?

    Do not use nystatin if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

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

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with nystatin. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history.

  • 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.

    Nystatin Cream or Ointment

    Adults and children: Apply to the affected area(s) 2 times a day or as prescribed by your doctor.

    Nystatin Powder

    Adults and children: Apply to the affected area(s) 2-3 times a day.

  • How should I take Nystatin Topical?

    Apply nystatin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Even if symptoms improve, do not interrupt or stop using nystatin until your doctor tells you to stop. If your fungal infection is on your feet, the powder should be dusted on your feet, as well as in all footwear.

  • What should I avoid while taking Nystatin Topical?

    Do not use nystatin in your eyes, mouth, or vagina.

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

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

  • What are the possible side effects of Nystatin Topical?

    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: allergic reactions, burning, eczema (an inflammation or irritation of the skin), itching, pain on application, rash

  • Can I receive Nystatin Topical if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of nystatin during pregnancy and 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 Topical?

    If you miss a dose of nystatin, apply it 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 Topical?

    Store at room temperature. Keep nystatin powder away from excessive heat. Do not freeze nystatin cream.