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Nystatin

Generic Name (active ingredient): Nystatin
Brand Name: Nystatine, Mycostatin

Nystatin is an antifungal medication, highly effective in candidiasis.

How does the medication work?
Nystatin is an antifungal agent for systemic and topical use. It is an antibiotic from polyenic group with fungistatic and fungicidal action. Nystatine modifies the permeability of cell membranes of fungi and retards their growth. It is active against fungi of the genus Candida, Rhodotorula, Toruiopsis, Trichosporon, Aspergillus. Bacteria, actinomycetes and viruses are not sensitive to the drug.

When Nystatine is prescribed?
Treatment of fungal infections of the skin and mucous membranes caused by fungi sensitive to the drug:

  • Candidiasis of the mucous membranes of the mouth, gastrointestinal tract, skin
  • Genital and vaginal candidiasis
  • Vulvovaginitis
  • Colpitis
  • Vaginal itching
  • Leykoreya
  • Prevention and treatment of fungal complication in antibacterial therapy

What should I know before taking Nystatine?
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to Nystatine or to any other medicines such as:

  • polyene antifungal drugs

Do not take Nystatine if any of the below conditions apply to you:

  • abnormal liver function
  • pancreatitis
  • peptic ulcer and duodenal ulcer
  • pregnancy

Before taking Nystatine, tell your health care provider about any other medicines you take or if you have any of the following disorders:

If you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or breastfeed, you should take Nystatine only under a strict control of your doctor. Nystatine belongs to a pregnancy category () meaning that

How to take Nystatine:
Nystatine is available in the forms of tablets, vaginal tablets, ointment, rectal suppositories, vaginal suppositories

Dosage of Nystatine is prescribed individually by physician.

Take the entire amount of Nystatine prescribed by your doctor, even if you feel better before the end of the treatment. If you stop taking medication too early, symptoms may return.
If you missed the scheduled dose, take the medication as soon as you remember, but skip the dose if it is almost the time for the following dose. Do not take two doses at once.

What are the side effects of Nystatine?
Nystatine may cause the following side effects:
If you experience any side effect that last long or becomes bothersome, please inform your doctor as dose adjustment or treatment discontinuation may be required.

Which are Nystatine overdose symptoms?
If you overdose Nystatine, seek immediate medical attention. Overdose symptoms include:

Which other medicines may affect Nystatine?
Nystatine may interact with the following groups of drugs:
For a complete list of possible interactions ask your doctor or pharmacist. Before taking Nystatine, let your doctor know what other medicines, including OTC, you currently take.