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All about: Mycogen II

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Generic Name: Nystatin/Triamcinolone (nye-STAT-in/trye-am-SIN-oh-lone)
Brand Name: Examples include Mycolog II and Mycogen II

Mycogen II is used for:

Treating or preventing fungal infections of the skin.

Mycogen II is an antifungal and steroid combination. It works by stopping fungus growth and reducing inflammation.

Do NOT use Mycogen II if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Mycogen II
  • you are taking mifepristone

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Mycogen II :

Some medical conditions may interact with Mycogen II . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have measles, had a positive skin tuberculin skin test, tuberculosis (TB), chickenpox, shingles, or wasting of the skin (skin atrophy)
  • if you have had a vaccination with an inactivated or live vaccine

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Mycogen II . Because little, if any, of Mycogen II is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

Ask your health care provider if Mycogen II may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Mycogen II :

Use Mycogen II as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • To prevent reinfection, wash your hands thoroughly before and after using Mycogen II .
  • Wash and completely dry the affected area. Gently rub the medicine in until it is evenly distributed. Do not bandage, cover, or wrap the treated skin unless directed to do so by your doctor.
  • Mycogen II works best if used at the same time each day.
  • To clear up your infection completely, use Mycogen II for the full course of treatment. Keep using it even if you feel better in a few days.
  • Mycogen II is for external use only. Do not get it your eyes.
  • If you miss a dose of Mycogen II , use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Mycogen II .

Important safety information:

  • If Mycogen II is to be applied to the groin area, apply sparingly and wear loose-fitting clothing. If Mycogen II is to be applied to skin covered by a diaper, do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants.
  • Mycogen II should not be used if irritation occurs or if symptoms worsen or have not improved within 25 days of use.
  • Mycogen II should not be used in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Mycogen II while you are pregnant. It is unknown if Mycogen II is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Mycogen II , check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Mycogen II :

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Acne; burning; cracking and stinging of the skin; dryness; excessive hair growth; inflamed skin around the mouth; inflammation of hair follicles; irritation; itching; loss of skin color; secondary infection; skin wasting; streaking of skin.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately. Mycogen II may be harmful if swallowed.

Proper storage of Mycogen II :

Store Mycogen II at controlled room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not freeze. Keep Mycogen II out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Mycogen II , please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Mycogen II is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Mycogen II . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: September 5, 2007
Database Edition 07.3.1.003
Copyright © 2007 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

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