Skip to Content

Nystatin Cream

Dosage Form: cream

Rx only

Nystatin Cream, USP

For external use only.

Not for ophthalmic use. Rx Only

Nystatin Cream Description

Nystatin is a polyene antifungal antibiotic obtained from Streptomyces nursei.

Structural formula:

C 47H 75NO 17 Molecular Weight: 926.13

Nystatin Cream is for dermatologic use.

Each gram contains 100,000 USP Nystatin Units in an aqueous, cream base consisting of purified water, emulsifying wax, mineral oil, propylene glycol, sorbitol solution, cetyl palmitate, sorbic acid and potassium sorbate.

Nystatin Cream - Clinical Pharmacology

Pharmacokinetics

Nystatin is not absorbed from intact skin or mucous membrane.

Microbiology

Nystatin is an antibiotic which is both fungistatic and fungicidal in vitro against a wide variety of yeasts and yeast-like fungi, including Candida albicans, C. parapsilosis, C. tropicalis, C. guilliermondi, C. pseudotropicalis, C. krusei, Torulopsis glabrata, Tricophyton rubrum, T. mentagrophytes. Nystatin acts by binding to sterols in the cell membrane of susceptible species resulting in a change in membrane permeability and the subsequent leakage of intracellular components. On repeated subculturing with increasing levels of nystatin, Candida albicans does not develop resistance to nystatin. Generally, resistance to nystatin does not develop during therapy. However, other species of Candida (C. tropicalis, C. guilliermondi, C. krusei, and C. stellatoides) become quite resistant on treatment with nystatin and simultaneously become cross resistant to amphotericin as well. This resistance is lost when the antibiotic is removed. Nystatin exhibits no appreciable activity against bacteria, protozoa, or viruses.

Indications and Usage for Nystatin Cream

Nystatin Cream is indicated in the treatment of cutaneous or mucocutaneous mycotic infections caused by Candida albicans and other susceptible Candida species. This cream is not indicated for systemic, oral, intravaginal or ophthalmic use.

Contraindications

Nystatin Cream is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its components.

Precautions

General
Nystatin Cream should not be used for the treatment of systemic, oral, intravaginal or ophthalmic infections.

If irritation or sensitization develops, treatment should be discontinued and appropriate measures taken as indicated. It is recommended that KOH smears, cultures, or other diagnostic methods be used to confirm the diagnosis of cutaneous or mucocutaneous candidiasis and to rule out infection caused by other pathogens.

INFORMATION FOR THE PATIENT

Patients using this medication should receive the following information and instructions:
1. The patient should be instructed to use this medication as directed (including the replacement of missed doses). This medication is not for any disorder other than that for which it is prescribed.
2. Even if symptomatic relief occurs within the first few days of treatment, the patient should be advised not to interrupt or discontinue therapy until the prescribed course of treatment is completed.
3. If symptoms of irritation develop, the patient should be advised to notify the physician promptly.

Laboratory Tests

If there is a lack of therapeutic response, KOH smears, cultures, or other diagnostic methods should be repeated.

Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility

No long-term animal studies have been performed to evaluate the carcinogenic potential of nystatin. No studies have been performed to determine the mutagenicity of nystatin or the effects on male or female fertility.

Pregnancy

Teratogenic Effects
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with any Nystatin Cream. It also is not known whether this cream can cause fetal harm when used by a pregnant woman or can affect reproductive capacity. Nystatin Cream should be prescribed for a pregnant woman only if the potential benefit to the mother outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.

Nursing Mothers

It is not known whether nystatin is excreted in human milk. Caution should be exercised when nystatin is prescribed for a nursing woman.

Pediatric Use

Safety and effectiveness have been established in the pediatric population from birth to 16 years. (See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION.)

Geriatric Use

Clinical studies with Nystatin Cream did not include sufficient numbers of subjects aged 65 years and older to determine whether they respond differently than younger subjects. Other reported clinical experience has not identified differences in responses between elderly and younger patients, but greater sensitivity of some older individuals cannot be ruled out.

Adverse Reactions

The frequency of adverse events reported in patients using Nystatin Cream is less than 0.1%. The more common events that were reported include allergic reactions, burning, itching, rash, eczema, and pain on application. (See PRECAUTIONS: General.)

To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Crown Laboratories, Inc. at 1-423-926-4413 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or https://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/

Nystatin Cream Dosage and Administration

Adults and Pediatric Patients (Neonates and Older)
Apply liberally to affected areas twice daily or as indicated until healing is complete.

How is Nystatin Cream Supplied

Nystatin Cream USP is a light yellow to yellow cream that is supplied in:
15 gram tube NDC 0316-0221-15
30 gram tube NDC 0316-0221-30


Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Avoid freezing.


Manufactured and Distributed by:
Crown Laboratories, Inc., Johnson City, TN 37604

Printed in USA

P9526.00

gram tube

NDC 0316-0221-15

Rx Only

Nystatin Cream, USP

100,000 units per gram

WARNING: Keep out of reach of children.

For external use only.

Not for ophthalmic use.

15 grams

Each gram contains: 100,000 USP Nystatin Units in an aqueous, cream base consisting of purified water, emulsifying wax, mineral oil, propylene glycol, sorbitol solution, cetyl palmitate, sorbic acid and potassium sorbate.

TO OPEN: Use cap to puncture seal.

IMPORTANT: Do not use if seal has been punctured or is not visible.

Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) [See USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Avoid freezing.

Usual Dosage: Apply liberally to affected area twice daily. See package insert for full prescribing information.

See crimp of tube for Lot Number and Expiration Date.

Manufactured and Distributed by:

Crown Laboratories, Inc., Johnson City, TN 37604

P9503.00

gram carton

NDC 0316-0221-15

Rx Only

Nystatin Cream, USP

100,000 units per gram

WARNING:Keep out of reach of children.

For external use only.

Not for ophthalmic use.

15 grams

Each gram contains: 100,000 USP Nystatin Units in an aqueous, cream base consisting of purified water, emulsifying wax, mineral oil, propylene glycol, sorbitol solution, cetyl palmitate, sorbic acid and potassium sorbate.

Directions for puncturing tube seal: Remove cap. Turn cap upside down and place puncture tip onto tube seal. Push cap down until seal is punctured. Screw cap back on to close.

IMPORTANT: Do not use if seal has been punctured or is not visible.

Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) [See USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Avoid freezing.

Usual Dosage: Apply liberally to affected area twice daily. See package insert for full prescribing information.

See end of carton for Lot Number and Expiration Date.

Manufactured and Distributed by:

Crown Laboratories, Inc., Johnson City, TN 37604

P9515.00

Nystatin Cream 
Nystatin Cream cream
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL Item Code (Source) NDC:0316-0221
Route of Administration TOPICAL DEA Schedule     
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
NYSTATIN (NYSTATIN) NYSTATIN 100000 [USP'U]  in 1 g
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient Name Strength
MINERAL OIL  
SORBIC ACID  
PROPYLENE GLYCOL  
WATER  
SORBITOL  
CETYL PALMITATE  
POTASSIUM SORBATE  
Packaging
# Item Code Package Description
1 NDC:0316-0221-15 1 TUBE in 1 CARTON
1 15 g in 1 TUBE
2 NDC:0316-0221-30 1 TUBE in 1 CARTON
2 30 g in 1 TUBE
Marketing Information
Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
ANDA ANDA207733 10/10/2017
Labeler - Crown Laboratories (079035945)
Establishment
Name Address ID/FEI Operations
Crown Laboratories 079035945 manufacture(0316-0221)
Revised: 10/2017
 
Crown Laboratories
Hide