Label: NYSTATIN ointment
- NDC Code(s): 72578-089-01, 72578-089-04
- Packager: Viona Pharmaceuticals Inc
- Category: HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL
Updated September 9, 2020
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Nystatin is an antibiotic which is both fungistatic and fungicidal in vitro against a wide variety of yeasts and yeast-like fungi, including Candida albicans, C.parapsilosis, C.tropicalis, C.guilliermondi, C. pseudotropicalis, C. krusei, Torulopsis glabrata, Tricophyton rubrum, T. mentagrophytes.
Nystatin acts by binding to sterols in the cell membrane of susceptible species resulting in a change in membrane permeability and the subsequent leakage of intracellular components. On repeated subculturing with increasing concentrations of nystatin, Candida albicans does not develop resistance to nystatin. Generally, resistance to nystatin does not develop during therapy. However, other species of Candida (C. tropicalis, C. guilliermondi, C. krusei, and C. stellatoides) become quite resistant on treatment with nystatin and simultaneously become cross resistant to amphotericin as well. This resistance is lost when the antibiotic is removed.
Nystatin exhibits no appreciable activity against bacteria, protozoa, or viruses.
- INDICATIONS AND USAGE
If irritation or sensitization develops, treatment should be discontinued and appropriate measures taken as indicated. It is recommended that KOH smears, cultures, or other diagnostic methods be used to confirm the diagnosis of cutaneous or mucocutaneous candidiasis and to rule out infection caused by other pathogens.
INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS
- The patient should be instructed to use these medications as directed (including the replacement of missed doses). These medications are not for any disorder other than that for which they are prescribed.
- Even if symptomatic relief occurs within the first few days of treatment, the patient should be advised not to interrupt or discontinue therapy until the prescribed course of treatment is completed.
- If symptoms of irritation develop, the patient should be advised to notify the physician promptly
Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility
No long-term animal studies have been performed to evaluate the carcinogenic potential of nystatin. No studies have been performed to determine the mutagenicity of nystatin or its effects on male or female fertility.
Pregnancy: Teratogenic Effects
Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with any nystatin topical preparation. It also is not known whether these preparations can cause fetal harm when used by a pregnant woman or can affect reproductive capacity. Nystatin topical preparations should be prescribed for a pregnant woman only if the potential benefit to the mother outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
The frequency of adverse events reported in patients using Nystatin Ointment preparations is less than 0.1%. The more common events that were reported include allergic reactions, burning, itching, rash, eczema, and pain on application.
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Product Information Product Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG Item Code (Source) NDC:72578-089 Route of Administration TOPICAL Active Ingredient/Active Moiety Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength NYSTATIN (UNII: BDF1O1C72E) (NYSTATIN - UNII:BDF1O1C72E) NYSTATIN 100000 U in 1 g Inactive Ingredients Ingredient Name Strength MINERAL OIL (UNII: T5L8T28FGP) PETROLATUM (UNII: 4T6H12BN9U) Product Characteristics Color YELLOW (YELLOW) Score Shape Size Flavor Imprint Code Contains Packaging # Item Code Package Description Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date 1 NDC:72578-089-01 15 g in 1 TUBE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product 06/24/2020 2 NDC:72578-089-04 30 g in 1 TUBE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product 06/24/2020 Marketing Information Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date ANDA ANDA207767 06/24/2020 Labeler - Viona Pharmaceuticals Inc (081468959) Establishment Name Address ID/FEI Business Operations Cadila Healthcare Limited 650650802 ANALYSIS(72578-089) , MANUFACTURE(72578-089)