December 1, 2015

Nystatin Oral Suspension

Nystatin (nystatin oral)
Oral Suspension, USP


Nystatin (nystatin oral) is an antimycotic poly-ene antibiotic obtained from Streptomyces noursei. Structural formula:

Nystatin Structural Formula Illustration

Nystatin (nystatin oral) Oral Suspension, for oral administration, is cherry/mint flavored, containing 100,000 USP Nystatin (nystatin oral) Units per mL. Inactive ingredients: alcohol ( ≤ 1% v/v), 49.8% (w/v) sucrose, purified water, glycerin, sodium citrate, magnesium aluminum silicate, flavors, saccharin sodium, xanthan gum, benzaldehyde, edetate calcium disodium, meth-ylparaben and propylparaben.

What are the possible side effects of nystatin (Bio-Statin, Mycostatin, Mycostatin Pastilles, Nilstat)?

Stop taking nystatin and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).

Side effects are not likely to occur with nystatin. Continue to take nystatin and talk to your doctor if you experience

  • nausea or stomach upset,
  • vomiting, or
  • diarrhea.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 11/1/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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