Nystop

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Nystatin is a polyene antifungal antibiotic obtained from Streptomyces nursei. The molecular formula for Nystatin is C47H75NO17. The molecular weight of Nystatin is 926.1.

Structural formula:

Nystop (Nystatin ) Structural Formula Illustration

Nystatin Topical Powder USP is for dermatologic use.

Nystatin Topical Powder USP contains 100,000 USP nystatin units per gram dispersed in talc.

What are the possible side effects of nystatin topical (Mycostatin Topical, Nystop, Pedi-Dri)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop nystatin topical and call your doctor at once if you have severe itching, redness, peeling, dryness, blistering, or irritation of your treated skin.

Less serious side effects may include mild skin itching, redness, or irritation.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or...

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What are the precautions when taking nystatin topical (Nystop)?

Before using nystatin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.

This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before...

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SIDE EFFECTS: Skin irritation or redness may occur. If either of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before using nystatin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.

This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.


Nystop Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Mycostatin Topical, Nystop, Pedi-Dri

Generic Name: nystatin topical (Pronunciation: nye STAT in)

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What is nystatin topical (Nystop)?

Nystatin topical is an antifungal medication. Nystatin topical prevents fungus from growing on your skin.

Nystatin topical is used to treat skin infections caused by yeast.

Nystatin topical may also be used for other purposes not those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of nystatin topical (Nystop)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop nystatin topical and call your doctor at once if you have severe itching, redness, peeling, dryness, blistering, or irritation of your treated skin.

Less serious side effects may include mild skin itching, redness, or irritation.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about nystatin topical (Nystop)?

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If it does get into these areas, rinse thoroughly with water.

Do not cover treated skin areas with bandages or dressings that do not allow air circulation unless your doctor has told you to. You may use a light gauze dressing to keep the medication from getting on your clothes or bed sheets.

Avoid wearing tight-fitting, synthetic clothing (such as nylon) that doesn't allow air circulation. Wear clothing made of loose cotton and other natural fibers until your infection is healed.

Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse within 7 days of using nystatin topical.

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