Mycolog or Nystatin with Triamcinolone

Other Names: Mycobiotic II, Myco-Triacet II, Mytrex F, NGT, Nyst-olone II, Tri-Statin II

Why is this drug prescribed?
The combination of nystatin and triamcinolone is used to treat fungal skin infections. It relieves itching, inflammation, and pain.

When should it be used?
This medication usually is applied twice a day, in the morning and evening. Follow the instructions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your pharmacist to explain any part that you do not understand.

How should it be used?
The combination of nystatin and triamcinolone comes in ointment and cream to be applied to the skin. Wash the affected area thoroughly. Apply a small amount of cream or ointment and gently and thoroughly massage it into your skin. If you use this medication on your face, keep it out of your eyes. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription.

What special instructions should I follow while using this drug?
Use this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not apply it to other areas of your body and do not wrap or bandage the treated area unless directed to do so. Do not apply it more frequently than as stated on the prescription label. If your symptoms persist or worsen, contact your doctor. Do not apply cosmetics, lotions, or other skin preparations to the treated area without consulting your doctor. If you are using this medication on a baby's diaper area, do not place tightly fitting diapers or plastic pants on the baby, as this can increase the absorption of triamcinolone, which can inhibit the baby's growth.

What should I do if I forget to apply a dose?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember it and then resume your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, omit the missed dose completely. Do not apply a double dose.

What side effects can this drug cause? What can I do about them?

  • Acne, skin sores, rash, itching, irritation, burning, stinging, increased hair growth, change in skin color
    Contact your doctor if you have any of these symptoms.

What other precautions should I follow while using this drug?
Women who are pregnant should inform their doctors. Discard any unused medication after your treatment course is completed. Do not save the drug to treat other infections. Do not allow anyone else to use this medication without a prescription, especially children. Children are more sensitive to triamcinolone than are adults, and another person's skin problem may be very different than yours.