- What is nystatin?
- Why is nystatin used?
- Is nystatin available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for nystatin?
- What brand names are available for nystatin?
- What are the side effects of nystatin?
- What is the dosage for nystatin?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with nystatin?
- Is nystatin safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about nystatin?
Why is nystatin used?
- Nystatin oral tablets and capsules are used for treating intestinal candidiasis.
What brand names are available for nystatin?
There are no brand names for nystatin available in the US.
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.
Is nystatin safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
What else should I know about nystatin?
What preparations of nystatin are available?
- Tablets: 500,000 units
- Capsule: 500,000 units , 1,000,000 units
How should I keep nystatin stored?
- Nystatin oral tablets and capsules should be stored at room temperature, 20 C to 25 C (68 F to 77 F)
How does nystatin work?
- Nystatin works by binding to sterols in the walls of fungal cells, disturbing the function of the cell wall. The fungal cells eventually lose their contents, leading to their death and improvement of the fungal infection.
When was nystatin approved by the FDA?
- The FDA approved Nystatin tablets in September 1964.
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Nystatin oral tablets and capsules are prescribed to treat a fungal infection called "intestinal candidiasis." Side effects include:
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