Nystatin Antifungal Drug Information

Nystatin is an antifungal drug used for treating infections caused by Candida, a species of fungi. It is commonly used for the treatment of yeast infections, thrush, and diaper rash. Since nystatin is not significantly absorbed into the bloodstream, it is only effective for fungal infections on the surface of the body or those of the digestive tract.
This medication is available by prescription only and comes in many different forms, including oral tablets, oral solution, ointment, cream, powder, and vaginal tablets. The specific instructions for using this medicine will vary, depending on the condition being treated and the particular nystatin product. Regardless of the product, you should take it for the full amount of time that your healthcare provider recommends (even if the infection seems to have cleared already).
(For more information about this antifungal drug, click Nystatin. This article covers topics such as dosing information, available forms and strengths, warnings, and potential side effects.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD