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Logo NYSTACID OINTMENT

SCHEDULING STATUS:
S1

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

NYSTACID OINTMENT
(OINTMENT)

COMPOSITION:
Each gram of the ointment contains 100 000 units
Nystatin.

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 20.1.6 Topical antibiotics.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Nystatin is a fungistatic and fungicidal antibiotic but has no antibacterial properties. It is effective against a wide range of fungi and yeasts. It is not absorbed through the skin or mucous membranes when applied topically.

INDICATIONS:
Nystacid Ointment is used for the local treatment of moniliasis caused by Candida albicans.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
None.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Apply twice daily to the affected areas or as directed by the physician.
Treatment should be continued until healing is complete.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
There are usually no side-effects when used as directed.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
None.

IDENTIFICATION:
A smooth yellow to buff ointment.

PRESENTATION:
Tubes containing 15 g.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store below 25°C.
Keep container tightly closed.
Protect from light.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

REGISTRATION NUMBER:
L/20.1.6/394.

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT
Pharmacare Limited
Building 12
Healthcare Park
Woodlands Drive
Woodmead
Sandton
2148

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
17/10/1983

        574958/050128

Updated on this site: November 2005
Source: Hospital Pharmacy

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