Mycostatin

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Nystatin is a polyene antifungal antibiotic obtained from Streptomyces nursei.

Structural formula:

MYCOSTATIN (nystatin) Structural Formula Illustration

Mycostatin® Cream (Nystatin Cream) and Mycostatin® Topical Powder (Nystatin Topical Powder) are for dermatologic use.

MYCOSTATIN® (Nystatin) Cream for topical use, contains 100,000 USP nystatin units per gram. Inactive ingredients: aluminum hydroxide concentrated wet gel, titanium dioxide, propylene glycol, cetearyl alcohol (and) ceteareth-20, white petrolatum, sorbitol solution, glyceryl monostearate, polyethylene glycol monostearate, sorbic acid and simethicone.

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

What are the possible side effects of nystatin (Bio-Statin, Mycostatin, Mycostatin Pastilles, Nilstat)?

Stop taking nystatin and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).

Side effects are not likely to occur with nystatin. Continue to take nystatin and talk to your doctor if you experience

  • nausea or stomach upset,
  • vomiting, or
  • diarrhea.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side...

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What are the precautions when taking nystatin (Mycostatin)?

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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Mycostatin Consumer (continued)

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.


Mycostatin Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Bio-Statin, Mycostatin, Mycostatin Pastilles, Nilstat

Generic Name: nystatin (oral) (Pronunciation: nye STAH tin)

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What is nystatin (Mycostatin)?

Nystatin is an antifungal medication.

Oral nystatin is used to treat yeast infections of the mouth.

Nystatin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of nystatin (Mycostatin)?

Stop taking nystatin and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).

Side effects are not likely to occur with nystatin. Continue to take nystatin and talk to your doctor if you experience

  • nausea or stomach upset,
  • vomiting, or
  • diarrhea.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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

Take all of the nystatin that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may begin to improve before the infection is completely treated.

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