Nystatin Oral (Mycostatin, Nilstat)

Category:

  • Antifungal

  Description:

  • Antifungal

  Indications:

  • Intestinal Candidiasis

  • Oral Candidiasis (thrush)

  Contraindications:

  • Known sensitivity to nystatin 

Precautions:

Pregnancy category A

Adverse Reactions (Side Effects):

  • Relatively non-toxic

  • GI effects with large doses: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

Dosage:

Administered as an oral tablet, suspension or troche (lozenge/pastille)

Intestinal Candidiasis:

  • 500,000-1,000,000 units tid until 48 hours after clinical cure

Oral Candidiasis:

  • Suspension (applied of dose on each side of mouth)

  • Adults and Children: 400,000-600,000 units qid, swished and swallowed

  • Infants: 200,000 units qid, applied (swabbed) onto internal cheek area

Troche:

  • 200,000-400,000 (1-2 troches) 4-5 timers a day for up to 14 days

 
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