Nystat-Rx



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Generic Name: nystatin (oral)
(nye STAH tin)

What is Nystat-Rx?

Nystat-Rx is an antifungal medication.

Oral Nystat-Rx is used to treat yeast infections of the mouth.

Nystat-Rx may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Nystat-Rx?

Take all of the Nystat-Rx that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may begin to improve before the infection is completely treated.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Nystat-Rx?

Nystat-Rx is not absorbed through your stomach. It will not treat fungal infections in any part of your body other than your mouth. Talk to your doctor if you have another type of fungal infection such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, or a vaginal yeast infection.

Oral Nystat-Rx is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether nystatin will harm an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.

It is not known whether Nystat-Rx will harm a nursing baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take Nystat-Rx?

Take Nystat-Rx exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Take the oral tablets with a full glass of water.

The troches, or pastilles, should be allowed to dissolve in your mouth. Do not chew or swallow them. Suck on one troche at a time until it is completely dissolved.

Shake the suspension well before measuring a dose.

Use a dose-measuring cup, spoon, or dropper to measure the specified dose of the suspension. Swish the suspension around in your mouth, then either spit it out or swallow it, depending upon the instructions given by your doctor.

Take all of the Nystat-Rx that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may begin to improve before the infection is completely treated.

Store the Bio-Statin brand of Nystat-Rx tablets and powder and the Mycostatin Pastilles in the refrigerator.

Store all other Nystat-Rx capsules, tablets, and suspension at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not take a double dose of this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention.

Symptoms of a Nystat-Rx overdose include nausea, stomach upset, vomiting, and diarrhea.

What should I avoid while taking Nystat-Rx?

There are no restrictions on foods, beverages, or activities during treatment with Nystat-Rx unless your doctor directs otherwise.

What are the possible side effects of Nystat-Rx?

Stop taking Nystat-Rx and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).

Side effects are not likely to occur with Nystat-Rx. Continue to take nystatin and talk to your doctor if you experience

  • nausea or stomach upset,
  • vomiting, or
  • diarrhea.
  • Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

    What other drugs will affect Nystat-Rx?

    Since Nystat-Rx is not absorbed by your body, drug interactions are not expected. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking other prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

    Where can I get more information?

    Your pharmacist has additional information about Nystat-Rx written for health professionals that you may read.


    Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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