Nystatin/triamcinolone (On the skin)


Nystatin (nye-STAT-in), Triamcinolone (trye-am-SIN-oh-lone)

Treats fungal infections of the skin, especially yeast infections.

Brand Name(s)

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used

How to Use This Medicine

Cream, Ointment

  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use and how often.
  • Put the medicine on the affected area and rub in gently. Keep it out of your eyes.
  • Do not put a bandage on the area unless your doctor has told you to.
  • Avoid tight-fitting diapers and plastic pants if using on your child's diaper area.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes when using this medicine on the groin area (crotch).
  • It is important to use this medicine for as long as your doctor tells you to. If your infection does not begin to clear up after 2 to 3 weeks, or if it gets worse, call your doctor.

If a dose is missed:

  • Use your medicine as soon as you remember that you have missed your dose.
  • If it is nearly time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at one time.
  • Try not to miss any doses of this medicine.

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine

  • Keep your medicine at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze.
  • Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
  • Keep all medicine away from children.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using any other medicines or lotions on your skin.
  • If you are diabetic, ask your doctor before changing your diet or dosage of antidiabetic medicine.

Warnings While Using This Medicine

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • If you become pregnant while using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor.
  • You should not use more often or for a longer time than your doctor ordered.
  • Tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially diabetes, herpes, tuberculosis of the skin, vaccina (cowpox), varicella (chickenpox), or other skin infections.
  • Call your doctor if you have skin irritation that was not there before you started using this medicine.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Blistering, burning, itching, or peeling skin
  • Break-out of acne (pimples)
  • Reddish purple lines on skin
  • Easy bruising

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Version Info

  • Last reviewed on 10/4/2017

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