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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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On nystatin since 11/12. Have a small area of thrush on back of tongue. Meds cost $50 don't want to buy more can I reduce dose or paint on area?

Sometimes: Any other symptoms or concerns besides the oral candidiasis? Do you have an autoimmune disease? Are you on other medications? If any yes, talk to doc. If no's and healthy, there are topical oral solutions of Nystatin that work well but ?Cost also, many health food stores carry a supplement of caprylic acid/pau d'arco that reduces candida very well. Use as directed to avoid serious hirxheimer rxn. ...Read more

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Even if unlikely, is systemic absorption of oral nystatin possible? Since starting it, I've gotten bizarre heart palpitations, and-without fail-get some really weird ectopic beats about 20 minutes after each dose. Is that otherwise seen w/ nystatin?

Possible: Some absorption of a topical medication is expected even though the amount may be minor. In case there has been a breach on the surface integrity on the intestinal surface, the amount absorbed can be higher. Regardless, if you are experiencing side effects, you need to contact your doctor immediately. Since this is not a life-sustaining drug, do consider stopping it now. ...Read more

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I have oral thrush and yeast infection. On nystatin for oral and 1 pill dose of fluconazole for other. Can I also get yeast in nose...it itches?

I have oral thrush and yeast infection. On nystatin for oral and 1 pill dose of fluconazole for other. Can I also get yeast in nose...it itches?

Diflcan: Will treat oral thrush as well. Intranasal thrush is not common and likely would only be present is someone with a poor immune system. All the best. ...Read more

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I took diflucan (fluconazole) Wednesday and a dose today for a yeast infection. Also used the nystatin/steroid cream BID. IS it safe to have intercourse tomorrow?

I took diflucan (fluconazole) Wednesday and a dose today for a yeast infection. Also used the nystatin/steroid cream BID. IS it safe to have intercourse tomorrow?

Yes: But if your partner has not had antifungal cream on his penis it may be contaminated with Candida and he will re-colonize your vagina. ...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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