Nystatin[ (Mycostatin, Nilstat) ] Drug Information

Contains Nystatin drug information and provides Nystatin drug indication, contraindication, special concerns, side effects, overdose management and dosage
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Indications:
Candida infections of the skin, mucous membranes, GI tract, vagina, and mouth (thrush). The drug is too toxic for systemic infections although it can be given PO for intestinal moniliasis infections, as it is not absorbed from the GI tract.
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Contraindications:
Use for systemic mycoses. Use of topical products in or around the eyes.
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Special Concerns:
Do not use occlusive dressings when treating candidiasis. Do not use lozenges in children less than 5 years of age.
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Side Effects:
Nystatin has few toxic effects. GI: Epigastric distress, N&V, diarrhea. Other: Rarely, irritation.
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Overdose Management:
No Available information
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Drug Interactions:
No Available information
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Dosage:
•Capsule, Lozenge, Oral Suspension, Tablets Intestinal candidiasis.

Tablets, 500,000-1,000,000 units t.i.d.; continue treatment for 48 hr after cure to prevent relapse.

Oral candidiasis.

Oral Suspension, adults and children: 400,000-600,000 units q.i.d. (1/2 dose in each side of mouth, held as long as possible before swallowing); infants: 200,000 units q.i.d. (same procedure as with adults); premature or low birth weight infants: 100,000 units q.i.d. Lozenge, adults and children: 200,000-400,000 units 4-5 times/day, up to 14 days. NOTE: Lozengesshould not be chewed or swal-lowed.

•Vaginal Tablets

100,000 units (1 tablet) inserted in vagina once each day for 2 weeks.

•Topical Cream, Ointment, Powder (100,000 units/g each)

Apply to affected areas b.i.d.-t.i.d., or as indicated, until healing is complete.
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