What is in this leaflet
1. What Nystatin ointment is and what it is used for 2. Before you use Nystatin ointment
3. How to use Nystatin ointment
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Nystatin ointment
6. Contents of the pack and other information
WHAT NYSTATIN OINTMENT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
This ointment contains Nystatin as the active ingredient. Nystatin belongs to a group of medicines called anti-fungal antibiotics. Nystatin ointment is used in treatment of skin candidoses and other fungal skin infections like candidiasis. This medication is also used to treat pityriasis (tinea versicolor), a fungal infection that causes a lightening or darkening of the skin of neck, chest, arms or legs.