nystatin topical (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using nystatin topical (Mycostatin Topical, Nyamyc, Nystop, Pediaderm AF, Pedi-Dri)?
You should not use nystatin topical if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether nystatin topical will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether nystatin 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 topical (Mycostatin Topical, Nyamyc, Nystop, Pediaderm AF, Pedi-Dri)?
Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Do not use nystatin topical to treat any skin condition that has not been checked by your doctor.
Wash your hands before and after using this medication.
Clean and dry the skin before you apply nystatin topical.
Do not cover treated skin with bandages or dressings that do not allow air circulation unless your doctor tells you to.
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 while using nystatin topical.
Do not share this medication with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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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