Mycostatin Topical Side Effects

Generic Name: nystatin topical

Note: This document contains side effect information about nystatin topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Mycostatin Topical.

Some side effects of Mycostatin Topical may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

For the Consumer

Applies to nystatin topical: vaginal cream, vaginal tablet

Along with its needed effects, nystatin topical (the active ingredient contained in Mycostatin Topical) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking nystatin topical:

Rare
  • Vaginal burning or itching not present before use of this medicine

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to nystatin topical: topical cream, topical kit, topical ointment, topical powder, vaginal tablet

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects associated with nystatin topical (the active ingredient contained in Mycostatin Topical) powder, cream, and ointment have included skin irritation, burning, itching, rash, eczema, and pain on application in less than 0.1% of patients.

Genitourinary

Genitourinary side effects associated with nystatin vaginal tablets have included vaginal irritation, burning, and itching. At least one case of severe vulvovaginitis has also been reported.

A 64-year-old female experienced severe vulvovaginitis while receiving intravaginal nystatin therapy for Candida glabrata infection. She was administered nystatin vaginal tablets, 100,000 units twice daily for 14 days. She returned immediately after having completed the course complaining of intense skin rash in the vulvar area accompanied by severe irritation, burning, and itching. Therapy with a hydrocortisone cream and intramuscular betamethasone dipropionate was initiated. A week later, she had marked improvement with clearing of the vulvovaginal erythema and edema.

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity side effects associated with nystatin topical (the active ingredient contained in Mycostatin Topical) powder, cream, and ointment have included allergic reactions and allergic contact dermatitis in less than 0.1% of patients. Stevens-Johnson syndrome has also been reported.

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