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I am currently taking the oral rinse form of Nystatin. Can I drink alcohol/what are the risks?

I am currently taking the oral rinse form of Nystatin. Can I drink alcohol/what are the risks?

NO!: Alcohol will inactivate the NYSTATIN ...after you finish your treatment you can resume alcohol.
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I'm taking nystatin swish swosh and took a small sip of alcohol will I be okay if I don't drink anymore?

I'm taking nystatin swish swosh and took a small sip of alcohol will I be okay if I don't drink anymore?

No restriction: Contrary to popular beliefs or assumptions, alcohol does not interfere with antibiotics. You can drink normally while taking nystatin. Just don't overdo it. ...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?

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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Can I drink alcohol while on the oral rinse form of nystatin? What are the risks?

Can I drink alcohol while on the oral rinse form of nystatin? What are the risks?

Not recommended: You can drink alcohol while taking nystatin. However, in some cases it can result in a serious side effects: nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, mood changes and vision problems. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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What is nystatin ointment USP used for can iy be used for ainal area?

Nystatin : Nystatin ointment is used for yeast infections. It can be used in the anal area with care under the direction of a physician. ...Read more

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Which (if any) impact on jock itch for a male will taking nystatin capsules?

Which (if any) impact on jock itch for a male will taking nystatin capsules?

Treatment?: Nystatin can be used to treat jock itch, as it is a fungal infection and Nystatin is used to treat fungal infections. Usually topical creams are used for jock itch, unless it has been resistant to clearing with a topical cream. ...Read more

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10mth has had Perleche for four mths now. Nystatin didn't help at all have tried everythig even vitams. Is there a stronger med? Please help my baby

10mth has had Perleche for four mths now. Nystatin didn't help at all have tried everythig even vitams. Is there a stronger med? Please help my baby

Perleche: Kind of rare in an infant, and stays that long, other antifungal agents, or antibiotics may be used, but isolated angular cheilitis in an infant resisting treatment is uncommon, better revise the diagnosis with your doctor or seek a second opinion of a dermatologist, good luck ...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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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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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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Effects of nystatin cream?

Anti-fungal.: Nystatin is an antifungal cream used for topical, skin yeast infections, such as athlete's foot, groin itch, etc. Side effects are minimal, but as with everything else, could get an allergic reaction to it. ...Read more

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What is nystatin cream for?

Yeast infection: Nystatin or Mycostatin (nystatin) cream is used to treat a yeast infection of the skin. ...Read more

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Can nystatin be used for body rash?

Can nystatin be used for body rash?

Nystatin: Nystatin would be good for a body rash that is caused by a fungal infection. Without knowledge of what a rash is due to, Nystatin would be a shot in the dark. Best to check with the doctor! ...Read more

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Do you need a prescription for nystatin?

Mostly yes: You can buy ketoconazole shampoo over the counter (without a prescription). Otherwise forms (such as cream for the skin or medication to be taken orally) require a prescription. ...Read more

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Can using expired nystatin cream hurt me?

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. ...Read more

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Can you use 10 year's old nystatin cream?!?

Not recommended: I'd strongly suggest not using a cream/ointment that is long-expired ... As the excipients in the cream may have degraded by now. See your doctor for a new prescription. ...Read more

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