nystatin and triamcinolone (topical) (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my health care provider before using nystatin and triamcinolone (Mycogen II, Mytrex)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to nystatin or triamcinolone.
If you have any of these other conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use this medication:
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.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether nystatin and triamcinolone topical is harmful to an unborn baby. Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether nystatin and triamcinolone topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use nystatin and triamcinolone (Mycogen II, Mytrex)?
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.
Apply a thin layer of nystatin and triamcinolone to your skin and rub in gently.
Do not cover treated skin areas with a bandage or other covering unless your doctor has told you to. Covering the skin that is treated with nystatin and triamcinolone can increase the amount of the drug your skin absorbs, which may lead to unwanted side effects. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Avoid tight-fitting clothes over treated skin areas. If you are treating the diaper area of a baby, do not use plastic pants or tight-fitting diapers.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse after using this medication.
Do not use nystatin and triamcinolone for any other skin conditions your doctor has not prescribed the medication to treat.
Store this medicine at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the tube or bottle tightly closed when not in use.
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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