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Nystatin - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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Information about 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, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.7 | Therapeutic Classification : Fungicides
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Nystatin

India : 

International : 

Bio-Statin, Mycostatin, Mycostatin, Nilstat, Nyamyc
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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.

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When should Nystatin not be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

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 for Nystatin?

Store it at room temperature, avoid freezing.




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