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
Oral thrush (candidiasis) 36 22
Candida (fungal) infection 29 9
Prevent infection 25 10
Yeast Infection (candida) 4 12
Yeast overgrowth 4 2
Fibromyalgia 3 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
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 4
None 51

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Nystatin

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 2
Abdominal pain 1
Bad taste in mouth 1
Depressed mood 1
Dizziness with nausea 1
General ill feeling 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Nystatin

Dosage Patients
100,000units/mL as needed 2
1 mg four times daily 1
4 mg twice daily 1
8 tsp. daily 1
5 mL four times daily 1
100,000 units twice daily 1
1,000,000 units twice daily 1
1,000,000 unt twice daily 1
100unt/mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Nystatin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 32
Doctor's advice 15
Did not seem to work 7
Other 4
Change in health plan coverage 2
Expense 2
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Duration

Currently taking Nystatin

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

Stopped taking Nystatin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 20
1 - 6 months 19
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 35
Usually 12
Sometimes 10
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 12
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 34
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 4
$25-49 3
< $25 22
Not specified 28

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Nystatin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Fluconazole (Diflucan) 1

Patients stopped taking Nystatin and switched to:

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

Jan 27, 2017 (Started Jan 20, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Oral thrush (candidiasis))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for candida (fungal) infection)
  • 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

Dec 1, 2015 (Started Nov 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Yeast Infection (candida))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for candida (fungal) infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1500000 units Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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