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Nystop
Nystop


Nystop

Generic Name: nystatin topical (nye STAT in)Brand Names: Mycostatin Topical, Nystop, Pedi-Dri

What is Nystop (nystatin topical)?

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 is the most important information I should know about Nystop (nystatin topical)?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.What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using Nystop (nystatin topical)?

You should not use nystatin topical if you have had an allergic reaction to it in the past.

It is not known whether nystatin topical will harm an unborn baby. Do not use nystatin topical without telling your doctor if you are pregnant. It is not known whether nystatin topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use nystatin topical without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use Nystop (nystatin topical)?

Use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Wash your hands before and after using this medication.

Clean and dry the skin before you apply nystatin topical.

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.

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. Store nystatin topical at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.

An overdose of topically applied nystatin is not likely to cause life-threatening symptoms.

What should I avoid while using Nystop (nystatin topical)?

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

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.

Nystop (nystatin topical) side effects

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 other drugs will affect Nystop (nystatin topical)?

It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied nystatin. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

  • Your pharmacist can provide more information about nystatin topical.
  • Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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