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Nystatin Tablets

The antifungal medicine nystatin is approved for the treatment of various fungal infections, including yeast infections, diaper rash, and thrush. It is available by prescription only and comes in cream, ointment, powder, tablet, and suspension (oral liquid) forms.
There are two different tablet versions of the drug; one is taken by mouth (typically used for treating fungal infections of the digestive tract), while the other is inserted vaginally (to treat vaginal yeast infections).
The specific instructions for using this medication will vary, depending on the particular type of infection being treated and the specific nystatin product. For the drug to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Be sure to take if for the full amount of time that your healthcare provider recommends, even if the infection seems to have cleared already.
(Click Nystatin to find out what strengths are available for the tablet forms of nystatin, for information on how this medication works, and to learn about potential side effects.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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