Nystatin Medication Information

Nystatin is a prescription drug that comes in several different forms and is used to treat various types of fungal infections. Specifically, it is approved to treat infections caused by Candida, a species of fungi that is a common cause of thrush, diaper rash, yeast infections, and many other infections.
Nystatin comes in cream, ointment, powder, tablet, vaginal tablet, and suspension (oral liquid) forms. The specific instructions for using this medicine will vary, depending mostly on the particular product. It is important to take nystatin for the full amount of time that your healthcare provider recommends, even if the infection seems to have cleared already.
If you still have questions about nystatin after reading this article (or our other articles on this medication), contact your healthcare provider for more information. He or she understands your situation best.
(Click Nystatin for more information about this medication, including details on how it works, what side effects may occur, and what you should be aware of before starting this drug.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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