Nystatin for Infants or Newborns

Nystatin is a prescription antifungal medication that is available in several different forms and is approved for treating a variety of different fungal infections. Specifically, it is approved to treat fungal infections caused by the Candida species of fungi. This type of fungus is a common cause of thrush, diaper rash, yeast infections, and many other infections.
Nystatin is approved for use in children. It has been shown to be safe and effective even in infants and newborns. Nystatin is commonly used to treat diaper rashes caused by yeast infections and to treat thrush. Keep in mind that when treating thrush in a breastfed infant, it is often necessary to treat both the infant and the mother.
(Click Nystatin Uses to learn more about the safety of using this medicine in infants or newborns, for information on how this antifungal works, and to find out if it is used for off-label purposes.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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