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Instructions for use
About the drug
The antifungal effect of nystatin ointment is especially effective against fungi of the Candida family. 1 g of the drug contains 100,000 units of the active substance - nystatin. Auxiliary ingredients are medical vaseline and anhydrous lanolin.
The ointment has a yellow or brownish-yellow color. Available in aluminum tubes of 10, 15, 30 g. There is a form in the form of glass jars.
Storage temperature should not exceed 5 ° C. The place where the ointment is contained must be dark and inaccessible to children. These conditions correspond to the refrigerator. The shelf life of the drug - 3 years.
Who is recommended drug
Nystatin destroys the permeability of the cell walls of fungi. This leads to the elimination of the main components of the cell. The substance is active in yeast-like fungi such as Candida, including Candida albicans .
Common indications for the use of drugs is candidiasis (that is, thrush) of the mucous membranes (vagina, lower intestines, rectum, etc.), also sometimes used for fungal infections of the skin.
As a preventive measure against fungal complications, nystatin ointment is recommended for people who have been treated with antibiotics for a long time, especially when the body is depleted.
According to the official instructions (!) Nystatin ointment can not be used for:
- violations of the liver,
- gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer,
- hypersensitivity to the active component of the drug.
(For stomatitis, the drug is applied to the oral mucosa, so it enters the gastrointestinal tract and affects the body as a whole.)
With regard to the use of ointments for breastfeeding - accurate data on the ingestion of nystatin in breast milk are not available. During this period, the drug is better to refuse.
There is a fairly high safety of nystatin. Only in some cases it is possible to observe an intolerance reaction. Allergy as a side effect manifests itself:
- urticaria ,
- irritation in the area of application of the ointment.
In the process of treating a fungal disease of the vagina, it is recommended that an ointment be applied additionally around the perimeter of the penis. This will increase the therapeutic effect and avoid recurrence. At the same time, therapy of the sexual partner is required.
When menstruation should not abandon the procedure.
If together with nystatin apply clotrimazole, the effectiveness of the latter weakens.
How to apply medicine correctly
A general recommendation is to apply a thin layer of ointment to the area affected by the fungus. This procedure is performed twice a day. The standard course duration is from 7 to 10 days. Possible extension to 4 weeks.
In case of stomatitis:
In this disease, nystatin ointment is used only when the cause of the disease is thrush of the mouth. The drug stops the spread of fungi and releases the body from them in a short time.
The drug is applied to a cotton or gauze swab, and then lubricate the damaged area in the mouth. The frequency of treatment - in the morning and before bedtime. The treatment course is determined by the individual characteristics of the body and the degree of damage to the mucous membranes in the mouth.
Symptoms of thrush in men appear the same as in women. First, the treatment of the external genitals with soap and warm water is necessary. Next, wash your hands and apply a thin layer of ointment to the surface of the infected area. Repeat 2-3 times a day. Before each application, it is advisable to visit the bathroom.
The course lasts from 10 to 12 days. This term refers to the acute form of the disease. For a chronic disease, the duration may be extended. In this case, the ointment is not enough. It is necessary to take the drug inside.
In the presence of diaper rash:
This phenomenon is typical not only for kids. In some adults, for example, immobile patients, it also appears. Nystatin ointment solves this problem when applied three times a day to the problem area of the skin. After two or three days, the patient's condition is clearly improving.
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