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Nystatin Oral Suspension

Nystatin
(nystatin) Oral Suspension, USP




DRUG DESCRIPTION

Nystatin is an antimycotic polyene antibiotic obtained from Streptomyces noursei. Structural formula:

NYSTATIN ORAL SUSPENSION Structural Formula Illustration

Nystatin Oral Suspension is a cherry-mint flavored suspension for oral administration. It contains 100,000 USP Nystatin Units per mL. Inactive ingredients: alcohol ( ≤ 1% v/v), carboxymethylcellulose sodium, flavor, glycerin, methylparaben, propylparaben, purified water, saccharin sodium, sodium citrate, and sucrose (50% w/v). May also contain citric acid for pH adjustment.

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: 1/29/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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