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.
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 right away 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 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
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