Nystatin - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Nystatin

Generic Name : Nystatin
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Nystatin are provided here.

Pronunciation : nye stat' in

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Nystatin, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

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 be taken? (Contraindications)


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.