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How long can one use nystatin cream and does it have any side effort if used too long

My 15 month old boy was prescribed Nystatin cream 1000 for balanitis and diaper rash. I have been using it now for 1 week and 1 day and he is now itching himself when ever the diaper is taken off. He is also very red in the creases and around the anus...
by Colleen in Las Vegas, NV, 02/04/2008

nystan pastilles

It is recommended by the doctor, for me not to insert nystan pastilles up in the vagina. I wanted to know that, can nystan pastilles be taken orally by the mouth for vaginal thrush too, can it work.
by Aishah Bhayat in England, 08/30/2006


Can a low dose of this drug be taken six months or a year?
by Dawn Mashaw in Anadarko, OK, 11/09/2006

Candida overgrowth in the body

I have an overload of candida in my system, I am currently on a diet eliminating sugar to try and overcome this problem. I have been prescribed Nilstat oral drops 100000U/ML for 6 days. Will this work overall in my body? or only in my mouth where I do...
by Jane Barber in Australia, 03/30/2006


I have a 18 month old son who had Thrush I was given Nystatin and directed to give him 1ml twice a day for 30 days. I have noticed since he has had thrush his lips are a little discolored can you tell me if this is common? Thank you
by Talanna in denver, co, 03/06/2006

Nystatin (Mycostatin, Nilstat)
(nye- STAT-in)
Pregnancy Category: C (A for vaginal use) Tablets: Mycostatin Nilstat. Oral Suspension: Mycostatin Nadostine Nilstat Nystex PMS Nystatin . Troches: Mycostatin Pastilles. Vaginal Tablets: Mycostatin Nadostine Topical: Mycostatin Nadostine Nilstat Nyaderm Nystex Nystop Topical Powder: Candistatin Nystop (Rx)

Classification: Antibiotic, antifungal

See Also: See also Anti-Infectives .

Action/Kinetics: Derived from Streptomyces noursei; is both fungistatic and fungicidal against all species of Candida. Binds to fungal cell membranes (sterols), resulting in altered cellular permeability and leakage of potassium and other essential intracellular components. Poorly absorbed from the GI tract; unabsorbed nystatin is excreted in the feces.

Uses: 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.

Contraindications: Use for systemic mycoses. Use of topical products in or around the eyes.

Special Concerns: Do not use occlusive dressings when treating candidiasis. Do not use lozenges in children less than 5 years of age.

Side Effects: Nystatin has few toxic effects. GI: Epigastric distress, N&V, diarrhea. Other: Rarely, irritation.

How Supplied: Capsule: 500,000 U, 1 million U; Cream: 100,000 U/gm; Lozenge/troche: 200,000 U; Ointment: 100,000 U/gm; Powder: 100,000 U/gm; Suspension: 100,000 U/mL; Tablet: 100,000 U, 500,000 U

?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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Scott, Montana - 04/01/2012

Absolutely the best treatment for candidiasis. After two months of the so called home remedy's, I went on Nystatin. Within a day I could see results. Everything was cleared up in 1 week. Amazing! Don't waste your time on home remedy's, go to the doctor and get Nystatin.