nystatin vaginal (Rx)

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Dosing & Uses

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Dosage Forms & Strengths

vaginal tablet

  • 100,000 units

Vaginal Candidiasis

With applicator provided, insert 1 vaginal tablet into vagina qDay for 2 weeks

Dosage Forms & Strengths

vaginal tablet

  • 100,000 units

Vaginal Candidiasis

Adolescents: As adults; with applicator provided, insert 1 vaginal tablet into vagina qDay for 2 weeks

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            Contraindicated (1)

            • progesterone intravaginal gel

              nystatin vaginal, progesterone intravaginal gel. Other (see comment). Contraindicated. Comment: Do not use with other vaginal products because of potential to alter progesterone release.

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                  Adverse Effects

                  Frequency Not Defined

                  Contact dermatitis

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                  Warnings

                  Contraindications

                  Hypersensitivity

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                  Pregnancy & Lactation

                  Pregnancy Category: A

                  Lactation: Poorly distributed in breast milk

                  Pregnancy Categories

                  A: Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

                  B: May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

                  C: Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

                  D: Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

                  X: Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

                  NA: Information not available.

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                  Pharmacology

                  Mechanism of Action

                  Antifungal agent; binds to sterols in cell membrane resulting in permeability changes and leakage of intracellular content

                  Pharmacokinetics

                  Absorption: Systemic absorption unlikely; poorly absorbed from intact skin and mucous membranes

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                  Tier Description
                  1 This drug is available at the lowest co-pay. Most commonly, these are generic drugs.
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