Nystatin Side Effects

Diarrhea, nausea, and upset stomach are some of the side effects that have been reported with the oral forms of nystatin. Problems that have been seen with nystatin skin products include eczema, itching, and rash. While most side effects of this medicine are mild, you should seek medical attention immediately if you experience bloody diarrhea, rapid heart rate, or unexplained peeling of the skin.

An Introduction to Nystatin Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with nystatin. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with nystatin. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of nystatin side effects with you.)

Possible Side Effects of Nystatin

Nystatin is remarkably unlikely to cause significant side effects. In fact, there are not any common side effects for most nystatin products. For instance, for nystatin skin products (such as cream or powder), side effects are reported in less than 0.1 percent of people.
For the nystatin skin products, some of the reported bothersome (but not typically dangerous) side effects include:
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Eczema
  • Pain when applying the product.
For the oral nystatin products, some of the reported bothersome (but not typically dangerous) side effects include:
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Upset stomach.
For nystatin vaginal tablets, irritation has been reported.

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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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