Nystatin and Triamcinolone

Name: Nystatin and Triamcinolone

How is this medicine (Nystatin and Triamcinolone) best taken?

Use nystatin and triamcinolone as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • Use as you have been told, even if your signs get better.
  • To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
  • Do not take this medicine by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
  • Wash your hands before and after use. Do not wash your hands after use if putting this on your hand.
  • Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
  • Put a thin layer on the affected skin and rub in gently.
  • Do not put on the face, underarms, or the groin area unless told to do so by the doctor.
  • Do not use coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) unless told to do so by the doctor.
  • If using on the groin, use a little bit. Do not wear tight clothing.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Put on a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not put on 2 doses or extra doses.

Nystatin and Triamcinolone Description

Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream, USP for dermatologic use contain the antifungal agent nystatin and the synthetic corticosteroid triamcinolone acetonide.

Nystatin, USP is a polyene antimycotic obtained from Streptomyces noursei. It is a yellow to light tan powder with a cereallike odor, very slightly soluble in water, and slightly to sparingly soluble in alcohol. Structural formula:

C47H75NO17    MW = 926.13

Triamcinolone acetonide, USP is designated chemically as 9-fluoro-11β, 16α, 17, 21-tetrahydroxypregna-1, 4-diene-3, 20-dione cyclic 16, 17-acetal with acetone. The white to cream crystalline powder has a slight odor, is practically insoluble in water, and very soluble in alcohol. Structural formula:

C24H31FO6    MW = 434.50

Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream, USP is a soft, smooth cream having a light yellow to buff color. Each gram provides 100,000 USP Nystatin units and 1 mg Triamcinolone Acetonide in an aqueous perfumed vanishing cream base with aluminum hydroxide, glyceryl monostearate, methylparaben, polyethylene glycol monostearate, polyoxyethylene fatty alcohol ether, propylene glycol, polysorbate 60, propylparaben, simethicone emulsion, sorbic acid, sorbitol, titanium dioxide, and white petrolatum.

Index Terms

  • Mycolog-II
  • Nystatin/Triamcinolone
  • Triamcinolone and Nystatin


Hypersensitivity to nystatin, triamcinolone, or any component of the formulation

Dosing Pediatric

Refer to adult dosing.