Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Nystatin (nystatin oral) is an antifungal medication used to treat yeast infections of the mouth (thrush). Nystatin is available in generic form. Common side effects of Nystatin include
- mouth irritation,
- stomach upset,
- skin irritation,
- allergic reaction,
- slow heart rate,
- facial swelling, and
- muscle pain.
The dose of Nystatin for children and adults is 4-6 mL four times daily (one-half of dose in each side of mouth). The preparation should be retained in the mouth as long as possible before swallowing. Infant dose is 2 mL four times daily (in infants and young children, use dropper to place one-half of dose in each side of mouth and avoid feeding for 5 to 10 minutes). Nystatin is not absorbed by the body, so drug interactions are not expected. Tell your doctor all prescription or over-the-counter medicines and supplements you use. Nystatin should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Our Nystatin (nystatin oral) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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
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 bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Nystatin Oral Suspension (Nystatin (oral))
Nystatin is well tolerated even with prolonged therapy. Oral irritation and sensitization have been reported (See PRECAUTIONS: General).
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Nystatin Oral Suspension (Nystatin (oral))
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