nystatin/triamcinolone - topical, Mycolog II
GENERIC NAME: NYSTATIN/TRIAMCINOLONE - TOPICAL (NYE-stat-in/TRYE-am-SIN-oh-lone)
BRAND NAME(S): Mycolog II
USES: This medication is used to treat fungal skin infections. This product contains nystatin, an anti-fungal drug that works by stopping the growth of fungus. It also contains triamcinolone, an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid that works by reducing swelling, itching, and redness.This medication treats only fungal skin infections. It will not work for other types of skin infections (e.g., infections caused by bacteria, viruses). Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
HOW TO USE: This medication is for use on the skin, only as directed. Wash and dry your hands before using. Clean and dry the affected area. Then apply a small amount of medication in a thin layer on the skin and rub in gently, usually twice a day (in the morning and evening) or as directed by your doctor. Wash your hands after use, unless you are using this product to treat the hands.Do not bandage, cover, or wrap the treated area unless you are instructed to do so by your doctor. If you are using this medication on a child's diaper area, do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants.If you are directed to use this medication in the groin area, apply it sparingly and wear loose-fitting clothes.Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If this occurs, wipe off the medication and rinse thoroughly with water.Use this medication only for the condition for which it was prescribed. Do not use large amounts of this medication or apply this more often or for a longer period than directed. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day.Continue to use this medication for the full time prescribed, even if symptoms improve after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow the fungus to continue to grow, which may result in a return of the infection.Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve after 1 week or if it worsens.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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