Myco-Z

Myco-Z

Manufacturer:

Taisho Pharmaceutical Indonesia
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Nystatin, zinc oxide.
Description
Each gram of ointment contains nystatin 100,000 units and zinc oxide 200 mg in a perfumed Plastibase, emollient and protective vehicle.
Action
Antifungal.
Nystatin is an antifungal antibiotic which is both fungistatic and fungicidal in vitro against a wide variety of yeast and yeast-like fungi. It probably acts by binding to sterols in the cell membrane of the fungus with a resultant change in membrane permeability allowing leakage of intracellular components. Nystatin is a polyene antibiotic of undetermined structural formula that is obtained from Streptomyces noursei and is the first well tolerated antifungal antibiotic of dependable efficacy for the treatment of cutaneous, oral and intestinal infections caused by Candida (Monilia) albicans and other Candida sp. It exhibits no appreciable activity against bacteria.
Nystatin provides therapy for all localized forms of candidiasis. Symptomatic relief is rapid, often occurring within 24-72 hrs after the initiation of treatment.
Cure is effected both clinically and mycologically in most cases of localized candidiasis.
Zinc oxide is applied externally as a mild astringent for the skin, as a soothing and protective application in eczema, and as a protective to slight excoriations.
Indications/Uses
Treatment of cutaneous mycotic infections, caused by Candida (Monilia) albicans. If the organism is the primary cause of infection, such dermatologic conditions as intertrigo (submammary, inguinal and perineal), paronychia, interdigital mycosis, 'diaper rash' and other cutaneous lesions can be expected to respond.
Dosage/Direction for Use
The ointment should be applied liberally to the affected areas 2-4 times daily, until healing is complete.
Contraindications
Patients with known hypersensitivity to the components of Myco-Z.
Adverse Reactions
Nystatin is virtually nontoxic and nonsensitizing. Myco-Z ointment is well tolerated by all age groups including debilitated infants, even on prolonged administration. If irritation on topical application should occur, discontinue medication.
Storage
Store below 30°C. Avoid freezing.
Shelf-Life: 3 years.
ATC Classification
D01AA01 - nystatin ; Belongs to the class of antibiotics. Used in the topical treatment of fungal infection.
Presentation/Packing
Oint 10 g x 1's.
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