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Nystop

Generic Name: nystatin topical (nye STAT in)
Brand Name: Mycostatin Topical, Nyamyc, Nystop, Pediaderm AF, Pedi-Dri
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Drug Information:
Nystatin is an antifungal medication. Nystatin prevents fungus from growing on your skin. Nystop (for the skin) is used to treat skin infections caused by yeast. Nystop is not for use to treat a vaginal yeast infection. Nystop may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Do not use Nystop to treat any skin condition that has not been checked by your doctor. Nystop (for the skin) is not for use to treat a vaginal yeast infection. Avoid getting this medication in your eyes or mouth. If this does happen, rinse with water. Learn more

Nystop Side Effects

Nystop Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about nystatin topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Nystop.

For the Consumer

Applies to nystatin topical: topical cream, topical ointment, topical powder

Along with its needed effects, nystatin topical (the active ingredient contained in Nystop) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking nystatin topical:

  • Skin irritation not present before use of this medicine

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to nystatin topical: topical cream, topical kit, topical ointment, topical powder, vaginal tablet

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects associated with nystatin topical (the active ingredient contained in Nystop) powder, cream, and ointment have included skin irritation, burning, itching, rash, eczema, and pain on application in less than 0.1% of patients.

Genitourinary

Genitourinary side effects associated with nystatin vaginal tablets have included vaginal irritation, burning, and itching. At least one case of severe vulvovaginitis has also been reported.

A 64-year-old female experienced severe vulvovaginitis while receiving intravaginal nystatin therapy for Candida glabrata infection. She was administered nystatin vaginal tablets, 100,000 units twice daily for 14 days. She returned immediately after having completed the course complaining of intense skin rash in the vulvar area accompanied by severe irritation, burning, and itching. Therapy with a hydrocortisone cream and intramuscular betamethasone dipropionate was initiated. A week later, she had marked improvement with clearing of the vulvovaginal erythema and edema.

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity side effects associated with nystatin topical (the active ingredient contained in Nystop) powder, cream, and ointment have included allergic reactions and allergic contact dermatitis in less than 0.1% of patients. Stevens-Johnson syndrome has also been reported.

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Nystop