nystatin/triamcinolone - topical, Mycolog II (cont.)
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.
SIDE EFFECTS: Skin irritation, burning, or dryness may occur. These effects should lessen in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: stretch marks, skin thinning/discoloration, acne, increased/unwanted hair growth, "hair bumps" (folliculitis).Rarely, it is possible this medication will be absorbed from the skin into the bloodstream. This can lead to side effects of too much corticosteroid. These side effects are more likely in children, and in people who use this medication for a long time or over large areas of the skin. Tell your doctor right away if any of the following side effects occur: unusual/extreme tiredness, weight loss, headache, swelling ankles/feet, increased thirst/urination, vision problems.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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