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nystatin topical (generic name)

Nystop (brand name)

(nye STAT in): A topical antifungal - It is used to treat certain kinds of fungal or yeast infections of the skin
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Nystatin Topical ointment

What is this medicine?

NYSTATIN (nye STAT in) is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat certain kinds of fungal or yeast infections of the skin.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for external use on the skin only. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. If treating a hand or nail infection, wash hands before use only. Apply a thin layer of this medicine to cover the affected skin and surrounding area. You can cover the area with a sterile gauze dressing (bandage). Do not use an airtight bandage (such as a plastic-covered bandage). Do not get the medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water. Use the full course of treatment prescribed, even if you think the infection is getting better. Use at regular intervals. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. Do not use this medicine for any condition other than the one for which it was prescribed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other skin products on the affected area without telling your doctor or health care professional.

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve after 3 days.

After bathing make sure that your skin is very dry. Fungal infections like moist conditions. Do not walk around barefoot.

To help prevent reinfection, wear freshly washed cotton, not synthetic, clothing.

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Last Updated

July 08, 2009

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