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Nystatine Ointment

Were you looking for information about Nystatin? Nystatine ointment is a common misspelling of nystatin ointment.
Healthcare providers often prescribe nystatin for the treatment of fungal infections. The antifungal drug is commonly used for treating yeast diaper rash and thrush. It works by binding to ergosterol (a component of the fungal cell membrane), an action that makes the cell membrane more "leaky" and allows for the leakage of important cellular contents to occur.

Some nystatin products are taken by mouth (tablets and oral solution), while others are applied to the skin (powder, cream, and ointment).
(Click Nystatin to learn about the specific effects of nystatin, to find out what forms and strengths are available for this drug, and for information on what you should review with your healthcare provider before using the medicine. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on nystatin.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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