Nystatin Oral

Nystatin is a prescription medicine that comes in many different forms and is approved for several different uses. It is licensed to treat various fungal infections, such as thrush, diaper rash, and yeast infections.
There are several different forms of the drug, including oral solution, vaginal tablets, cream, ointment, powder, and oral tablets. The specific instructions for using these nystatin products will vary, depending on the particular type of infection being treated and the form of the medication.
Even when taken by mouth, nystatin is not significantly absorbed into the bloodstream (it stays in the digestive tract and is excreted through the feces). This means that nystatin is not good for fungal infections other than those on the surface of the body (which can be treated with ointments, creams, or powders) or those of the digestive tract (which can be treated with oral nystatin products).
(To learn more about this medication, click Nystatin. This article covers topics such as dosing information, potential side effects, and warnings.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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