Nystatin Suspension

Generic Name: Nystatin

  • What is Nystatin Suspension?

    Nystatin suspension is an antifungal medicine that is used to treat fungal infections in the mouth caused by Candida species.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Nystatin Suspension?

    Nystatin can cause irritation or allergic reactions. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any irritation, rash, facial swelling, or difficulty breathing.

  • Who should not take Nystatin Suspension?

    Do not use nystatin if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Nystatin Suspension?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with nystatin. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults and children: The recommended dose is 4-6 milliliters (mL) four times a day.

    Infants: The recommended dose is 2 mL four times a day.

  • How should I take Nystatin Suspension?

    Use nystatin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Please review the instructions that came with your prescription on how to properly use your medication.

    Shake nystatin suspension well before use.

    Place one-half of your dose of nystatin suspension in each side of your mouth. Retain the suspension in your mouth as long as possible before swallowing. For infants and young children, you can use a dropper to place one-half of your child's dose in each side of their mouth.

  • What should I avoid while taking Nystatin Suspension?

    Do not feed your infant or young child for 5-10 minutes after administration of nystatin.

    Do not stop taking nystatin without asking your doctor.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Nystatin Suspension?

    No significant interactions have been reported with nystatin at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Nystatin Suspension?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: airway narrowing, allergic reactions, diarrhea, facial swelling, irritation, muscle pain, nausea, rapid heartbeat, rash, stomach upset, vomiting

  • Can I receive Nystatin Suspension if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of nystatin during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Nystatin Suspension?

    If you miss a dose of nystatin, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.

  • How should I store Nystatin Suspension?

    Store at room temperature. Do not freeze.