1 What is Mycostatin?

Brand: Mycostatin, Nystop, Pedi-Dri

Generic: Nystatin

Mycostatin is an antifungal drug used for the treatment of fungal infections of the skin. This drug requires a prescription.

2 What to Know Before Using

Before using Mycostatin, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it. Inform your healthcare provider for any allergic reactions to these drugs or any other drugs, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.

Carefully read the label of non-prescription drugs for any possible allergic reaction or contraindications. Data comparing the use of topical nystatin in children with use in other age groups are still unavailable but this drug is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in children than it does in adults.

It is still unknown whether this drug works exactly the same way in younger adults or if it causes different side effects or problems in older people. Data comparing the use of topical nystatin in the elderly with use in other age groups are still unavailable.

Drugs should not be taken together to prevent any interactions but in necessary cases inquire your healthcare provider regarding the adjustments in dosage or any other necessary precautions to prevent any unwanted side effects.

Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription drugs. Intake of specific food or using alcohol or tobacco with this drug is associated with an increased risk of certain side effects. Your healthcare professional can give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.

3 Proper Usage

To use Mycostatin properly, you must follow all instructions given by your doctor. This drug should not be used in the eyes. An ample amount of nystatin should be applied to cover the affected area. The powder must be sprinkled between the toes, on the feet, and in socks and shoes.

It is not recommended to use any kind of occlusive dressing over this drug as this may increase the chance of irritation. Avoid using tight-fitting diapers and plastic pants when using this drug on the diaper area of children. Take this drug for the full time of treatment to ensure complete drug therapy. The dose of this drug will be variable for different patients.

The directions on the label or the prescription by your healthcare professional should be followed. The dosage of this drug you take depends on the medical problem for which you are using this drug.

Adults and children with fungal infections are advised to apply the cream or ointment to the affected area of the skin two times a day. Adults and children with fungal infections are advised to apply the powder to the affected area of the skin two or three times a day.

A missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. However, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule if it is almost time for your next dose. Store the drug in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

Keep from freezing. Keep out of the reach of children. Dispose any outdated or expired drugs and ask your healthcare professional for the proper disposal of the drugs.

4 Precautions to Take

Before using Mycostatin, there are some precautions you must take. Regular visits should be made to your healthcare provider to track your progress and to monitor the effectiveness of the drug.

Unwanted effects can be screened using blood tests. Consult with your healthcare professional before taking any other prescription or nonprescription drugs, and herbal or vitamin supplements.

5 Potential Side Effects

Side effects using Mycostatin may vary for each individual and prompt medical attention should be given if they occur. Seek advice from your healthcare professional immediately if you experience any unusual symptoms. Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine, the side effects will slowly disappear.

Ask your healthcare professional about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects persists or are inconvenient, or if you notice any other effects, or if you have any questions about them, consult with your health care professional. Report any side effects to the FDA hotline at 1-800-FDA-1088.