nystatin (oral tablet and capsule)

  • 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?

Nystatin is an oral anti-fungal medication.

What brand names are available for nystatin?

There are no brand names for nystatin available in the US.

Is nystatin available as a generic drug?

Yes

Do I need a prescription for nystatin?

Yes

Why is nystatin used?

  • Nystatin oral tablets and capsules are used for treating intestinal candidiasis.

What are the side effects of nystatin?

Common side effects of nystatin tablets and capsules include:

Other side effects of nystatin include:

Possible serious side effects of nystatin include:

  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome

What is the dosage for nystatin?

  • The recommended dose for treating intestinal candidiasis is 500,000 to 1,000,000 units (1 to 2 tablets) every 8 hours.

Which drugs or supplements interact with nystatin?

  • There are no significant drug interactions with nystatin oral tablets and capsules.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/15/2016

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