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Mycolog II Cream is used to treat fungal skin infections, specifically cutaneous candidiasis. It contains nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide, which are antifungal and corticosteroid agents, respectively. Nystatin is an antifungal medication that works by stopping the growth of fungus, while triamcinolone acetonide is a corticosteroid that reduces inflammation and itching in the affected area. These active ingredients work together to reduce inflammation and prevent fungal growth.
Mycolog II Cream should be noted that Mycolog II Cream is only effective for the treatment of fungal skin infections and should not be used to treat other types of infections or conditions. It is available by prescription only and comes in cream or ointment form. It is important to follow the instructions provided by a healthcare professional when using this medication to ensure proper treatment.
Use and Dosage
Mycolog II Cream should only be applied topically to the skin. Before each use, make sure to wash and dry your hands, and then clean and dry the affected area. Follow your doctor's instructions and apply a small amount of medication to the area in a thin layer, rubbing it in gently. Typically, this should be done twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. After use, make sure to wash your hands, unless you are using the medication to treat your hands.
Do not bandage, cover, or wrap the treated area unless instructed to do so by your doctor. If applying to a child's diaper area, avoid tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants.
If instructed to use the medication in the groin area, apply sparingly and wear loose-fitting clothing. Avoid getting Mycolog II Cream in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If contact occurs, wipe off the medication and rinse thoroughly with water.
Only use Mycolog II Cream for the condition for which it was prescribed. Follow the directions carefully and avoid using more medication than prescribed, or for a longer period than directed. It is important to use the medication regularly to receive the most benefit, so try to apply it at the same times each day.
Continue to use Mycolog II Cream for the entire prescribed duration, even if symptoms improve after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow the fungus to continue to grow and result in a return of the infection.
Common Side Effects of Mycolog II Cream (Nystatin/Triamcinolone):
- Burning or itching of treated skin
- Increased hair growth
- Lightened color of treated skin
- Redness or crusting around your hair follicles
- Skin dryness or irritation
- Skin rash
- Stretch marks
- White or "pruned" appearance of the skin (caused by leaving wound dressings on for extended periods of time)
Serious Side Effects of Mycolog II Cream (Nystatin/Triamcinolone):
- Blurred vision
- Eye pain
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle weakness
- Seeing halos around lights
- Severe skin irritation where the medication was applied and
- Signs of skin infection (swelling redness warmth oozing)
- Slow wound healing
- Tunnel vision
- Weight gain or loss
- Worsening tiredness
Forms and Strength
Mycolog II Cream (Nystatin/Triamcinolone) is available in the following forms and strength:
- Mycolog II Cream should only be used as directed by a healthcare professional.
- Mycolog II Cream should not be used on the face, groin, or armpits unless directed by a healthcare professional.
- Mycolog II Cream should not be used in the eyes or around the mouth.
- Mycolog II Cream should not be used for longer than prescribed, as overuse can lead to skin thinning or other side effects.
- Mycolog II Cream should not be used by individuals who are allergic to any of its ingredients or to other corticosteroids or antifungals.
- Mycolog II Cream should be used with caution in individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as the medication can potentially harm the fetus or pass into breast milk.
- Mycolog II Cream may interact with other medications or medical conditions, and a healthcare professional should be consulted before use.
- Possible side effects of Mycolog II Cream include itching, burning, or irritation at the application site, as well as skin thinning, discoloration, or stretch marks with prolonged use.
- Mycolog II Cream may cause skin atrophy (thinning of the skin) or other local adverse reactions, particularly with prolonged use.
- Individuals with tuberculosis, fungal infections, or viral infections, such as chickenpox or herpes simplex, may have an increased risk of developing serious infections with the use of Mycolog II Cream.
- Mycolog II Cream should not be used to treat diaper dermatitis or applied to open wounds or unhealed areas.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long should I use Mycolog II Cream for?
Mycolog II Cream should only be used for the duration prescribed by a healthcare professional. Overuse can lead to skin thinning or other side effects. If symptoms do not improve after 2 weeks of treatment, a healthcare professional should be consulted for further evaluation.
Can Mycolog II Cream be used on the face or other sensitive areas?
Mycolog II Cream should not be used on the face, groin, or armpits unless directed by a healthcare professional. It should also not be used in the eyes or around the mouth.
Can Mycolog II Cream be used on open wounds or sores?
Mycolog II Cream should not be used to treat diaper dermatitis or applied to open wounds or unhealed areas.
Is Mycolog II Cream available over the counter?
No, Mycolog II Cream is available by prescription only.
It's important to purchase Mycolog II Cream from verified Canadian pharmacy.