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Brand Names: Mycogen II, Mytrex

Generic Name: nystatin and triamcinolone (topical) (Pronunciation: nye STAT in and TRYE am SIN o lone)

What is nystatin and triamcinolone (Mycogen II, Mytrex)?

Nystatin is an antibiotic medication that prevents fungus from growing on your skin.

Triamcinolone is a steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling.

The combination of nystatin and triamcinolone topical (for the skin) is used to treat skin infections caused by fungus or yeast.

Nystatin and triamcinolone may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of nystatin and triamcinolone (Mycogen II, Mytrex)?

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 using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these signs that you may be absorbing triamcinolone through your skin:

  • blurred vision, or seeing halos around lights;
  • uneven heartbeats;
  • mood changes;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • weight gain, puffiness in your face; or
  • feeling tired.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • stinging, burning, itching, or skin irritation;
  • acne;
  • dry skin; or
  • changes in skin color.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about nystatin and triamcinolone (Mycogen II, Mytrex)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to nystatin or triamcinolone.

Before using nystatin and triamcinolone, tell your doctor if you have any type of skin infection (especially tuberculosis infection of the skin), or if you have chicken pox or herpes infection (including cold sores).

Also tell your doctor if you have diabetes. Topical steroid medicines absorbed through the skin may increase the glucose (sugar) levels in your blood or urine.

Use this medication exactly as it has been prescribed by your doctor. Do not use the medication in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Topical steroid medicine can be absorbed through the skin, which may cause steroid side effects throughout the body.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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