Nystatin Over-the-Counter (OTC)
Nystatin is an antifungal medication that is licensed to treat a wide variety of fungal infections. It comes in many different forms, including cream, ointment, powder, tablet, vaginal tablet, and suspension (oral liquid). Although many antifungal drugs are available over-the-counter (OTC), nystatin products are available by prescription only.
While nystatin cannot be purchased without a prescription, it is commonly prescribed by many healthcare providers. Although most people tolerate this medication well, it may not be suitable for everyone. Before your healthcare provider prescribes you nystatin, make sure he or she is aware if you:
- Have kidney disease
- Have any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Nystatin and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Nystatin and Breastfeeding).
(Click Nystatin for more information about the specific uses, effects, and potential side effects of this antifungal medicine.)