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Nystatin Oral Suspension

Last reviewed on RxList: 1/29/2016
Nystatin Oral Suspension Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 8/31/2016

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

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.

Nystatin Oral Suspension Consumer Information

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 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 Oral Suspension Professional Information


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


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


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


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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