Products Description

 

Product name

Nystatin

Composition

 

Each 1ml oral suspension contains :

Nystatin 100,000 I.U.

 

 Indications

 

Oropharyngeal candidiasis (thrush).

 

Dosage & Administration

 

Oral dosage:

Adults and children: 200,000 - 400,000 units PO as oral suspension (swished in the mouth) 4-5 times a day for up to 14 days. Continue treatment for at least 48 hours after symptoms are resolved.

Infants: 200,000 units of nystatin PO as an oral suspension four times a day or 100,000 units as an oral suspension applied to each side of mouth 4 times per day.

Neonates: 100,000 units PO as an oral suspension 4

times per day; or 50,000 units as an oral suspension applied to each side of mouth 4 times per day.

Patients with renal impairment:

No dosage adjustment needed.

 

Contraindications & Precautions :

* Pregnancy.

Nystatin oral suspension is classified as pregnancy category C. The effects on the fetus from administration during pregnancy are unknown. Nystatin oral suspension should be used during pregnancy only when clearly needed.

 

Drug interactions :

No drug interactions

 

Side effects :

* Abdominal pain                    * Diarrhea

* Nausea/vomiting                  * Skin irritation

* Urticaria

 

Instructions to patient :

Take drug for 2 days after symptoms have disappeared or as directed.

Advise patient with oral candidiasis not to use mouthwash, which may alter normal flora and promote infections.

 

Presentation

 

Nystatin oral suspension : Bottle of 30 ml.

 

 

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