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

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GENERIC NAME: nystatin suspension

BRAND NAME: Bio-Statin

DISCONTINUED BRANDS: Mycostatin, Nilstat, Nystex

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: 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.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Nystatin oral suspension is used for oral and throat thrush caused by the fungus, Candida albicans. It also is used for intestinal infections with Candida.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of nystatin are:

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