What is Nystatin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Nystatin topical Nystat-Rx Nystop Show all

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See also: Nystatin-hydrocortisone-zinc oxide cream

Nystatin is an antifungal agent available as an oral rinse, a topical application and in vaginal tablets. It is used in the treatment of fungal infections normally caused by the Candida species on the skin, mucous membranes and in the oral cavity.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Candida (fungal) infection 34 16
Prevent infection 28 15
Fibromyalgia 3 0
Skin infections 3 0
Bowel irritability 2 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 5
None 57

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Nystatin

Side effect Patients Percentage
Diarrhea 2
Abdominal pain 1
Bad taste in mouth 1
Cough 1
Depressed mood 1
General ill feeling 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Nystatin

Dosage Patients Percentage
100,000unt/ml as needed 2
100unt/mg as needed 2
1 intl units twice daily 1
1 mg four times daily 1
5 mg four times daily 1
5 mL four times daily 1
10000 units four times daily 1
100000 units daily 1
100000 units twice daily 1
100,000 unt/ml twice daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Nystatin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 34
Doctor's advice 17
Did not seem to work 7
Other 4
Change in health plan coverage 2
Expense 2
See all 54 patients who've stopped taking Nystatin

Duration

Currently taking Nystatin

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Nystatin

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 21
1 - 6 months 22
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 36
Usually 16
Sometimes 12
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 13
A little hard to take 13
Not at all hard to take 36
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 4
$25-49 3
< $25 24
Not specified 33

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Nystatin after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Fluconazole (Diflucan) 1

Patients stopped taking Nystatin and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Fluconazole (Diflucan) 2
Amphotericin B 1
Clotrimazole-betamethasone topical (Lotrisone) 1
nystatin-triamcinolone topical 1
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10 patient evaluations for Nystatin

Sep 18, 2018 (Started Jul 30, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for candida (fungal) infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Works good.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 27, 2017 (Started Jan 20, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for candida (fungal) infection)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for oral thrush (candidiasis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 500,000 unt/5ml Four times daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 12, 2016 (Started Mar 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for unexplained itching)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000000 units Daily
Advice & Tips: Nystatin soothes all skin irritations, like itching, but is no help with infections of any type.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 28, 2015 (Started Mar 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for unexplained itching)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000000 units Daily
Advice & Tips: Nystatin continuies to be an effective treatment.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jan 27, 2012 (Started Mar 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for unexplained itching)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000000 units Daily
Advice & Tips: I find the Nystatin cream is better at soothing my skin, from itching or just a mild irritation. From head to toes it's instant relief, no matter where the irritated skin may be. For me this is less expensive than buying more Hydrocortisone cream, Eucerin moisturizing cream, or hand lotion.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Nov 7, 2008 (Started Mar 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000000 units Daily
Advice & Tips: It does nothing for the nail infection, but does get rid of athlete's foot.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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