nystatin vaginal (Rx)

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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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            • 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

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                  Contact dermatitis

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                  Warnings

                  Contraindications

                  Hypersensitivity

                  Cautions

                  Discontinue treatment if sensitization or irritation reported during use; patient should be informed of symptoms of sensitization or irritation

                  Warn patient against interruption or discontinuation of medication even during menstruation and even though symptomatic relief may occur within a few days

                  Patient should be advised that adjunctive measures such as therapeutic douches are unnecessary and sometimes inadvisable; cleansing douches may be used by nonpregnant women, if desired, for esthetic purposes

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                  Pregnancy & Lactation

                  Pregnancy

                  There have been no reports that use of Nystatin Vaginal Inserts by pregnant women increases the risk of fetal abnormalities or affects later growth, development and functional maturation of the child. Nevertheless, because the possibility of harm cannot be ruled out, Nystatin Vaginal Inserts should be used during pregnancy only if the physician considers it essential to the welfare of the patient

                  Animal data

                  • Animal reproduction studies not conducted with vaginal Inserts

                  Lactation

                  Caution recommended; data not available on excretion in human 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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                  nystatin oral

                  NYSTATIN TABLET - ORAL

                  (NYE-stat-in)

                  COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Mycostatin

                  USES: This medication is used to treat fungal infections in the stomach or intestines. Nystatin is an antifungal that works by stopping the growth of fungus.Nystatin tablets should not be used to treat fungal infections of the blood.

                  HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth 3 times a day or as directed by your doctor. It may take from several days to several months to complete treatment. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same times each day. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow the infection to continue, resulting in a return of the infection.Tell your doctor if your condition lasts after several days of treatment or gets worse at any time.

                  SIDE EFFECTS: Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or stomach upset may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that this medication has been prescribed because your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including fast heartbeat, shortness of breath, muscle pain.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

                  PRECAUTIONS: Before taking nystatin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: HIV disease, diabetes, kidney disease.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

                  DRUG INTERACTIONS: Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

                  OVERDOSE: If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.

                  NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only. Do not use it later for another infection unless your doctor tells you to.

                  MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.

                  STORAGE: Store at room temperature away from heat and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

                  Information last revised April 2022. Copyright(c) 2022 First Databank, Inc.

                  IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

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