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Nystatin Oral Suspension

Last reviewed on RxList: 8/12/2020
Nystatin Oral Suspension Side Effects Center

What Is Nystatin?

Nystatin (nystatin oral) is an antifungal medication used to treat yeast infections of the mouth (thrush). Nystatin is available in generic form.

What Are Side Effects of Nystatin?

Common side effects of Nystatin include

Dosage for Nystatin

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).

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Nystatin?

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 During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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.

Additional Information

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.

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Nystatin Oral Suspension Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • fast heart rate;
  • trouble breathing; or
  • severe skin reaction--fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.

Common side effects may include:

  • mouth irritation;
  • upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; or
  • skin rash.

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.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Nystatin Oral Suspension (Nystatin (oral))

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SIDE EFFECTS

Nystatin is well tolerated even with prolonged therapy. Oral irritation and sensitization have been reported (See PRECAUTIONS: General).

Gastrointestinal

Diarrhea (including one case of bloody diarrhea), nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal upset/disturbances.

Dermatologic

Rash, including urticaria has been reported rarely. Stevens-Johnson syndrome has been reported very rarely.

Other

Tachycardia, bronchospasm, facial swelling, and nonspecific myalgia have also been reported.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Nystatin Oral Suspension (Nystatin (oral))

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© Nystatin Oral Suspension Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Nystatin Oral Suspension Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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