nystatin lozenge (pastille)-oral, Mycostatin
GENERIC NAME: NYSTATIN LOZENGE (PASTILLE) - ORAL (NYE-stat-in)
BRAND NAME(S): Mycostatin
USES: This medication is used to treat fungal infections of various organ systems of the body.
HOW TO USE: Hold the lozenge (pastille) in the mouth and allow it to dissolve slowly and completely. This may take 15 to 30 minutes. Swallow your saliva as the lozenge dissolves. Do not chew or swallow the lozenge whole. It may take from several days to several months to complete treatment. This depends upon the type and location of the infection. Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow the infection to continue, resulting in a return of the infection.
SIDE EFFECTS: You may experience diarrhea, nausea, gas, or vomiting as your body adjusts to the medication. If these symptoms persist or get worse contact your doctor. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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