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 32 12
Prevent infection 25 12
Yeast overgrowth 4 2
Fibromyalgia 3 0
Bowel irritability 2 0

Show all 24 reasons taken


  • 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
50

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

Show all 12 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Nystatin

Dosage Patients
1 mg four times daily 1
4 mg twice daily 1
8 tsp. daily 1
5 mg four times daily 1
5 mL four times daily 1
100 units daily 1
100,000 units daily 1
100,000 units twice daily 1
500,000 unt twice daily 1
500,000 unt three times daily 1

See all 15 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Nystatin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 33
Doctor's advice 16
Did not seem to work 7
Other 4
Change in health plan coverage 2
Expense 2
See all 52 patients who've stopped taking Nystatin

Duration

Currently taking Nystatin

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

Stopped taking Nystatin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 22
1 - 6 months 21
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 32
Usually 14
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 12
Not at all hard to take 31
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 4
$25-49 0
< $25 22
Not specified 30

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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8 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

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

Dec 8, 2014 (Started Dec 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for oral thrush (candidiasis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100000 units Four times daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Jan 28, 2014 (Started Dec 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for oral thrush (candidiasis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: HAD 2 ROUNDS OF THIS AND NIETHER WORKED VERY WELL
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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