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Nystatin topical Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Nystatin topical is also known as: Mycostatin Topical, Nyamyc, Nyata, Nystop, Pedi-Dri, Pediaderm AF

Medically reviewed on Dec 4, 2017

Nystatin topical Pregnancy Warnings

Nystatin topical cream, ointment, and powder have been assigned to pregnancy category C and nystatin vaginal tablets have been assigned to pregnancy category A by the FDA. Animal studies have not been reported. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Nystatin topical is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

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Nystatin topical Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of nystatin into human milk. However, nystatin is not thought to be absorbed after application to skin or mucous membranes; therefore, significant milk levels are not expected. The manufacturer recommends that caution be used when administering nystatin topical to nursing women.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. Milne LJ, Brown AD "Comparison of nystatin ('Nystan') and hydrargaphen ('Penotrane') in the treatment of vaginal candidosis in pregnancy." Curr Med Res Opin 1 (1973): 524-7
  2. "Product Information. Nystatin, USP from Extemporaneous Preparation of Oral Suspension (nystatin)." Paddock Laboratories Inc, Minneapolis, MN.
  3. Tan CG, Good CS, Milne LJ, Loudon JD "A comparative trial of six day therapy with clotrimazole and nystatin in pregnant patients with vaginal candidiasis." Postgrad Med J 50 Suppl 1 (1974): 102-5
  4. McNellis D, McLeod M, Lawson J, Pasquale SA "Treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis in pregnancy. A comparative study." Obstet Gynecol 50 (1977): 674-8
  5. Higton BK "A trial of clotrimazole and nystatin in vaginal candidiasis." Postgrad Med J 50 Suppl 1 (1974): 95-8
  6. "Product Information. Mycostatin Pastilles (nystatin)." Ernest Jackson & Co., Ltd., Crediton, Devon, England, .
  7. Wallenburg HC, Wladimiroff JW "Recurrence of vulvovaginal candidosis during pregnancy. Comparison of miconazole vs nystatin treatment." Obstet Gynecol 48 (1976): 491-4

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Mycostatin Pastilles (nystatin)." Ernest Jackson & Co., Ltd., Crediton, Devon, England, .

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