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Generic Name: Nystatin (oral) [nye-STAT-in]
Name of the Brand: Bio-Statin
Dosage Forms: Oral suspension (100000 units/mL), oral tablet (500000 units),Oral capsule (1000000 units; 500000 units)
Classifications of Drugs: Mouth and products for the throat, polyenes

What is Nystatin?

Nystatin, taken orally, can combat yeast infections that occur in the mouth.Nystatin taken orally isn't in your bloodstream and does not help cure fungal infections elsewhere in your body or on your skin.

Nystatin is also used to treat other conditions than those described in the medication guide.

Side effects of Nystatin

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing warning signs of an allergic response like hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

Do not take nystatin if you are experiencing irritation in your mouth.

Nystatin can cause severe negative side effects. Contact your physician immediately in the event that you experience:

  • Rapid heart rate;
  • Trouble breathing;
  • Extreme skin reaction severe skin reaction: severe skin reaction: fever, sore throat, swelling of your tongue or face, burning eyes, pain in your skin that is followed by the appearance of a purple or red skin eruption that can spread (especially around the face or upper body) and can cause blisters and peeling.

The most frequent side effects of Nystatin could be:

  • Mouth irritation;
  • Upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea,
  • Skin eruption.

It's not a complete list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the consequences. It is possible to report any side effects to the FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.


Take only as prescribed. Inform your physician if you are taking other medications or suffer from any other medical condition or allergy.

Before you Take this Drug

It is best not to use nystatin if you have an allergy to it.Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or expecting.Never give nystatin to an infant without obtaining medical advice.

How to Take Nystatin?

Be sure to follow all the directions printed on the label of your prescription and review all drug guides or instruction sheets. Follow the medication exactly according to the directions.Consume this remedy by drinking a glass full of water.Shake the suspension (liquid) well just before measuring a dosage. You can measure liquid medicines using the dosing needle provided or use a measuring spoon or cup for dose measurement. If you don't have a device to measure doses, you can ask your pharmacist to provide one.

In the event that you take liquid nystatin for treatment of the yeast condition in the mouth, it may be necessary to keep the drug within your mouth for at least a few minutes. This will allow the medication to remain in contact with the infected region. Be sure to follow the instructions of your physician.Don't share this medication with anyone else, even if they share similar symptoms to yours.

Make sure to take this medicine for the maximum prescribed duration. The symptoms could have improved prior to the infection being completely gone. The absence of doses can raise the chance of developing new infections that are resistant to the antifungal medication. Nystatin is not a treatment for a viral illness like the flu or a commonly occurring cold.Nystatin can be given for at least 48 hours after laboratory tests confirm that the infection has gone away.

Keep the Bio-Statin Nystatin brand in the refrigerator. Avoid freezing.Different brands and forms of this medication can be stored at room temperature, free of heat and moisture.

Details on Dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Oral Thrush:

The recommended dose is 400 to 600,000 units of the oral suspension, taken orally four times daily.
Time of treatment Minimum of 72 hours after symptoms disappear and the cultures show elimination.
To treat oral candidiasis The suspension must remain in the mouth for at least a few minutes prior to taking a swallow.
Treatment: Treating oral candidiasis within the mouth cavity

Usual Adult Dose for Intestinal Candidiasis:

The recommended dose is 500 to 1,000,000 units of the tablet formula orally three times per day.
The duration of treatment should be at most 48 hours from the time of treatment for a clinical diagnosis.
Treatment for mucus membranes that are not esophageal Gastrointestinal candidiasis

Usual Pediatric Dose for Oral Thrush:

From 1 month to 12 months:
The recommended dose is 200 000 units of oral suspension, taken orally four times per day.
From 1 year up to 18 years:
The recommended dose is 400 to 600,000 units of the suspension taken orally four times daily.
Duration of treatment: at most 48 hours after the symptoms are gone and the results of the cultures show the absence of symptoms.
Limited data on the cases of low birth weight and premature infants demonstrated efficacy using 10,000 units taken orally four days a week.
Infants shouldn't eat anything for up to 10 minutes following the feeding.
For the management of oral candidiasis, the suspension must be kept in the mouth for at least a few minutes prior to swallowing.
Treatment: Treating oral candidiasis, or oral cavity

What Happens If I Miss a Dose?

You should take the dose you missed when you can remember. Do not take your missed dose if you think you are nearing the time for the next dose. Don't take any extra medication in order to replace the missed dose.

What Happens If I Overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency treatment or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What Should be Avoided?

Use nystatin only to treat any illness that hasn't been evaluated by your physician.

Interaction with Other Drugs

Other medications can affect Nystatin's effects, such as prescription and other over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and natural products. Inform your physician about any other medications you are taking.



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