nystatin oral suspension, Bio-Statin, (Mycostatin, Nilstat, and Nystex are discontinued)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

What is nystatin liquid-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?

Nystatin suspension is an oral, anti-fungal liquid medication. Nystatin works by binding to sterols in the walls of fungal cells, disturbing function of the cell wall. The fungal cells eventually lose their contents, leading to their death and improvement of the fungal infection. The FDA approved Nystatin in April 1987.

What brand names are available for nystatin liquid-oral?

Bio-Statin

Is nystatin liquid-oral available as a generic drug?

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

Do I need a prescription for nystatin liquid-oral?

Yes

What are the side effects of nystatin liquid-oral?

Side effects of nystatin are:

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