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Dr. Edward Hirsch
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Nystatin (Overview)

Treats infections caused by fungus. Belongs to a class of drugs called antifungals.


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What can nystatin be used for?

What can nystatin be used for?

Fungal infections: It depends on its form (pill / liquid / powder), but it is used to treat fungal infections. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Hirsch
269 Doctors shared insights

Nystatin (Overview)

Treats infections caused by fungus. Belongs to a class of drugs called antifungals.


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If you were going to prescribe nystatin for gastrointestinal yeast - what would be the dosage for a 15 yr old, 170lbs. And for how long? Our dr unsure

If you were going to prescribe nystatin for gastrointestinal yeast - what would be the dosage for a 15 yr old, 170lbs. And for how long? Our dr unsure

Adult dose: I would say with her weight, give her an adult dose: 1-2 tabs by mouth, three times a day until 2 days after the symptoms resolve. If it is the liquid, give her 5 to 10 ml by mouth three times a day for the same amount of time as above. ...Read more

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Possible 1/4" candidiasis spot in tongue, I used nystatin and it disappeared but then it came back while on treatment could it be something else?

Possible 1/4" candidiasis spot in tongue, I used nystatin and it disappeared but then it came back while on treatment could it be something else?

Professional eval: These types of things necessitate you seeing a professional such as an oral surgeon to properly diagnose your situation and render appropriate treatment. Letting you know what it could be will not be helpful. ...Read more

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Will nystatin work for candida albicans?

Will nystatin work for candida albicans?

Yes: That is one of several medications that are effective for candida. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take nystatin or diflucan (fluconazole) with other medications?

Is it safe to take nystatin or diflucan (fluconazole) with other medications?

Yes and No: Nystatin is not absorbed so yes you can take it with other meds. Diflucan (fluconazole) can interact with some meds. Need to be more specific. ...Read more

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My baby was given nystatin for thrush but there is alcohol in it, isn't that dangerous? And there is sugar in it, won't that make it thrush worse?

No and no: The formulations often have tiny amounts of ingredients which may seem harmful but are required to make the medication work properly. In this case, the alcohol allows the medication to stay dissolved and the sugar makes it taste better. ...Read more

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Nystatin for ringworm?

See below: Should work, though less toxic antifungals are available. ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects of nystatin?

Probably not,: Unless has been opened and exposed to bacteria that shouldn't be in there. Nystatin is anti-fungal and does not kill bacteria. So if it has been lying around for long period of time, probably best getting a new tube. See prior answers regarding side effects of Nystatin cream. ...Read more

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Taking nystatin does not work. Having oral thrush and amalgam fillings don't mix. The candida/thrush will never go away, antibiotic resistant and sick.

Taking nystatin does not work. Having oral thrush and amalgam fillings don't mix. The candida/thrush will never go away, antibiotic resistant and sick.

Resistant Yeast: If you are on multiple antibiotics and have been taking common anti thrush medicine like Nystatin for some time, it is more than likely that the yeast has become resistant, for which your doctor needs to give you other anti fungal melds like Fluconazole or Amphitracin. Culturing the oral yeast with sensitivity will provide useful info on medicines which would work. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take nystatin & probitics the same time? Would that cause to much die off syptoms? Is it true u can get candida die off?

Is it ok to take nystatin & probitics the same time? Would that cause to much die off syptoms? Is it true u can get candida die off?

Yes, they go together: Yes, it is good to take probiotics (I usually recommend
full fat plain yogurt) together with Nistatin. You may not feel well if too much candida dies off at the same time and a lot of toxins are released in a short period. The yogurt and other probiotic foods (or probiotic capsules, if you do not like food) can be only helpful to soften this die off reaction
Best, Siranush Cholakian MD ...Read more

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Was prescribed nystatin tablets for external vaginal skin yeast infection (3 times a day for 21 days). How many days does it take to begin working?

Yeast infection: Should begin working within a day or two. If you haven't had any change in your symptoms by day 3, or if they begin to worse whole on the prescription, give your healthcare provider a call. It could be that it's not a yeast infection, or there might be another process going on as well, requiring a different treatment ...Read more

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What can nystatin be used for?

Fungal infections: It depends on its form (pill / liquid / powder), but it is used to treat fungal infections. ...Read more

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Is nystatin powder available otc?

Is nystatin powder available otc?

No: Although many antifungal drugs are available over-the-counter (otc), Nystatin products are available by prescription only. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: nystatin?

Nystatin: Treats infections caused by fungus. Belongs to a class of drugs called antifungals. ...Read more

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How long before nystatin oral starts working?

See below: It usually begins working on the first day. Be sure not to quit the regimen early as the infection may reappear. ...Read more

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Is there a cheaper alternative to nystatin powder?

Yes: You have to shop around. Try any of the drug store brands of "anti-fungal" or "anti-yeast" powders. ...Read more

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Can you use nystatin ointment past expiration date?

In general: Do not recommend use past expiration date. You can discuss further with your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Can I take oral nystatin for several weeks, if is necessary?

What for?: Why was it prescribed in the first place? Tell us more ...Read more

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Does nystatin ointment have anything in it that is antibacterial?

No: NO...it's an ANTIFUNGAL agent and therefore, should not be used on wounds or in situations where lesions are infected or thought to be infected by bacteria or where bacterial colonization is occurring. If you'd like additional information please write me your request to: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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Can nystatin cure ring worms?

Yes it can: Nystatin cream can cure ring worm. Use it twice a day for 2-4 weeks. Lamisil (terbinafine) cream will work fater using it twice a day for 1 week. ...Read more

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