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Category:Oral Thrush

Nystatin oral solution is a prescription medication used to treat fungal infections of the mouth, throat, and intestines. It works by stopping the growth of the fungus, which helps to alleviate symptoms such as soreness, redness, and itching.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Nystan

What side effects does Nystan have?

The common side effects of nystatin oral solution include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach upset, and skin rash.

If you experience any severe side effects such as difficulty breathing or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat, seek emergency medical attention immediately.


How does Nystan work?

Nystatin is an antifungal medication used to treat a variety of fungal infections. It works by binding to the fungal cell membrane, which causes holes to form in the membrane. This leads to leakage of the cellular contents and ultimately the death of the fungus.

Nystatin is not absorbed into the bloodstream, meaning it only works locally in the area where it is applied or taken orally. This makes it a good option for treating infections of the skin, mouth, and gastrointestinal tract.

Nystatin is often used to treat candidiasis, a common fungal infection caused by Candida albicans. It may also be used to prevent fungal infections in people with weakened immune systems or in those undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy.


Can I take Nystan with my other medication(s)?

It depends on what other medications you are taking. Nystatin is generally considered safe to use with most medications, but it's important to talk to your healthcare provider before taking any new medications, including nystatin. They can review your medical history and current medication list to ensure that nystatin is safe for you to take.

In particular, it's important to let your healthcare provider know if you are taking any antifungal medications, as combining them can increase the risk of side effects.

Additionally, if you are taking medications that affect the liver, such as certain antibiotics or antifungal medications, your healthcare provider may want to monitor your liver function while you are taking nystatin, as this medication can also affect liver function.

Overall, always consult with your healthcare provider before taking any new medications, including nystatin, and make sure they are aware of all the medications you are currently taking.

What are the side effect(s) of Nystan oral suspension?

Like all medications, Nystatin oral suspension can cause side effects, although not everyone will experience them. The most common side effects of Nystatin oral suspension include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach upset
  • Loss of appetite
  • Skin rash or itching

If you experience any of these side effects, they are usually mild and will go away on their own as your body adjusts to the medication. However, if these side effects persist or become severe, you should contact your healthcare provider.

In rare cases, Nystatin oral suspension can cause more serious side effects, including:

  • Severe allergic reactions, which may include difficulty breathing, swelling of the face or throat, hives, or rash
  • Liver problems, which may cause yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine, or abdominal pain
  • Blood disorders, which may cause unusual bleeding or bruising, fever, or chills

If you experience any of these more serious side effects, you should stop taking Nystatin oral suspension and seek medical attention immediately.

It's important to note that this list of side effects is not exhaustive, and there may be other side effects associated with Nystatin oral suspension. If you have any concerns about the side effects of this medication, you should talk to your healthcare provider.