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Metronidazole and Nystatin
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Metronidazole and Nystatin Overview

Written by FoundHealth.

(met roe NYE da zole & nye STAT in)

Canadian Brand Names


Mexican Brand Names

Flagystatin V

Pharmacologic Category

Antifungal Agent, Vaginal; Antiprotozoal, Nitroimidazole

Reasons not to take this medicine

• If you have an allergy to metronidazole, nystatin or any other part of this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.

How does it work?

• Metronidazole works to injure the bacteria and fight the infection.

• Nystatin works to injure the yeast and fight the infection.

How is it best taken?

• Use prescription as directed, even if feeling better.

• Use vaginally.

• Keep out of mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).

• Wash hands before and after use.

What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)

• Use a missed dose as soon as possible.

• If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.

• Do not use a double dose or extra doses.

What should I monitor?

• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?

• Number of vaginal infections. If these occur often, talk with healthcare provider.

How should I store this medicine?

• Store cream and ovules at room temperature.

• Store inserts in a refrigerator. Do not freeze.

General statements

• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.

• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.

• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.

• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.

• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).

• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.

• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.

• Read the package insert for more details.

Created: 2006-10-13 14:15:01.0

Modified: 2010-03-22 13:33:38.0

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