Generic Name : Nystatin Pronunciation : nye stat' in Therapeutic Classification : Fungicides ICD Code : Y40.7
India- Mycostatin vaginal tabs, Mycostatin Oral, Nystaleb, Nistin.
International- Bio-Statin, Mycostatin, Mycostatin, Nilstat, Nyamyc. Why it is prescribed (Indications) : This medication is a polyene antifungal drug, prescribed for fungal infections of the skin, mouth, vagina and intestinal tract. It works by weakening cell membranes of the sensitive fungus. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken : Adult: PO- Intestinal or oropharyngeal candidiasis- The recommended dose is 500,000 or 1,000,000 u 3-4 times/day.
Topical- Apply a thin layer over the affected areas twice daily. How it should be taken : It comes as a tablet, capsule, and liquid to take by mouth, with or without food.
It also comes as a cream, powder for topical application as directed by your physician. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution needed for pregnant, breastfeeding women and people who have any allergy. Side Effects :
Allergic reactions, burning, itching, rash, eczema, and pain on application.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature, avoid freezing.
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