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

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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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What is the dosage for nystatin liquid-oral?

  • Children and adultsTake 4 - 6 ml by mouth four times a day. Retain the suspension in mouth as long as possible before swallowing. Continue using for at least 48 hours after symptoms disappear. The suspension should be shaken well before using.
  • Infants Take 1 to 2 ml by mouth four times a day. Retain the suspension in mouth as long as possible before swallowing. Continue using for at least 48 hours after symptoms disappear. The suspension should be shaken well before using.

Which drugs or supplements interact with nystatin liquid-oral?

There are no significant drug interactions with nystatin.

Is nystatin liquid-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies done with nystatin to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women.

It is not known whether nystatin enters breast milk; therefore, it is best to be cautious before using it in nursing mothers.

What else should I know about nystatin liquid-oral?

What preparations of nystatin liquid-oral are available?

Nystatin oral suspension is available as 100,000 units per 1 ml. It is available in a flavored, ready-to-use suspension form. Nystatin oral suspension is available as 60 ml or 473 ml trade sizes.

How should I keep nystatin liquid-oral stored?

Nystatin is stored between 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F).

Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmD, Ph.D. REFERENCES:

Medscape Drug Reference. Nystatin

Micromedex Drug Information

Nystatin - Prescribing Information

Last Editorial Review: 5/10/2017

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Reviewed on 5/10/2017
References
Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmD, Ph.D. REFERENCES:

Medscape Drug Reference. Nystatin

Micromedex Drug Information

Nystatin - Prescribing Information

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