Nystatin - Drug Information

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General Information on Nystatin

Generic Name : Nystatin

Pronunciation : nye stat' in

Latest prescription information about Nystatin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.7 | Therapeutic Classification : Fungicides

Trade Names/Brand Names of Nystatin

India : 

International : 

Bio-Statin, Mycostatin, Mycostatin, Nilstat, Nyamyc

Why is Nystatin 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 should Nystatin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category A :

Well-designed and sufficient studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus during the first trimester of pregnancy. These drugs are considered to be safe during pregnancy.

What is the dosage of Nystatin?

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 should Nystatin 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.

What are the warnings and precautions for Nystatin?

• Caution needed for pregnant, breastfeeding women and people who have any allergy.

What are the side effects of Nystatin?

Allergic reactions, burning, itching, rash, eczema, and pain on application.

What are the other precautions for Nystatin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Nystatin?

Store it at room temperature, avoid freezing.

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