nystatin vaginal

Pronunciation: nye STAT in

What is the most important information I should know about nystatin vaginal?

Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics.

Avoid wearing tight-fitting, synthetic clothing (such as panty hose) that does not allow air circulation. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton and other natural fibers until the infection is healed.

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Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose or mouth.

What is nystatin vaginal?

Nystatin is an antifungal medication. Nystatin prevents fungus from growing.

Nystatin vaginal is used to treat vaginal candida (yeast) infections.

Nystatin vaginal may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using nystatin vaginal?

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You should not use nystatin vaginal if you are allergic to it.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use this medicine if you have:

  • fever;
  • stomach pain;
  • foul-smelling vaginal discharge;
  • diabetes; or
  • HIV or AIDS.
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Do not use this medication without medical advice if you are pregnant.

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Do not use nystatin vaginal without medical advice if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use nystatin vaginal?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

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Wash your hands before and after using this medication.

Insert the tablet into the vagina using the applicator as directed.

Use this medication continuously for the prescribed amount of time, even during your menstrual period.

You can use a sanitary napkin to prevent the medication from staining your clothing but do not use a tampon.

Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics.

If the infection does not clear up after you have finished one course of therapy, or if it appears to get worse, see your doctor. You may have another type of infection.

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Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

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Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of nystatin vaginal is not expected to be dangerous.

What should I avoid while using nystatin vaginal?

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Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth.

Avoid wearing tight-fitting, synthetic clothing (such as panty hose) that does not allow air circulation. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton and other natural fibers until the infection is healed.

Avoid sexual intercourse or use a condom to prevent the infection from spreading to your partner.

What are the possible side effects of nystatin vaginal?

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Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Less serious side effects may include mild burning, itching, or irritation, and an increased need to urinate.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect nystatin vaginal?

Avoid using other vaginal creams or douches at the same time as nystatin unless your doctor approves.

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with nystatin vaginal. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist has additional information about nystatin vaginal written for health professionals that you may read.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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