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Nystan (Nystatin) Oral Suspension Information
Nystatin Oral Suspension, also known as Nystan, is a fast-acting, easy-to-use antifungal medicine used to treat fungal infections (thrush) of the throat, mouth or gut. Nystan works by killing the fungus or yeast that is causing your symptoms.
Each 30ml bottle of Nystan, containing the active ingredient Nystatin, includes a built-in applicator, making it a quick and easy oral thrush treatment applied directly to the mouth.
|Medication Name||Nystan (Nystatin) Oral Suspension|
|Used to treat||Fungal infections|
|Common side effects||Nausea and sickness
|Who is this medication suitable for||Most adults and children, including babies, can take nystatin liquid|
|Do you need a prescription for it?||Only available on prescription|
|How should it be used?||Recommended dose for adults over 18 is
1ml, doses should be spaced out equally throughout the day. Shake the bottle well before use
Use the measure dropper provided to extract a 1ml dose
Apply the dose into your mouth using the dropper
Slowly swish medicine around your mouth for at least 30 seconds before swallowing
|Patient Information Leaflet||Patient Information Leaflet|
How does Nystatin work for oral thrush?
Nystatin oral liquid prevents and relieves symptoms of oral thrush by destroying the fungus responsible for it. It works by making holes in the cell membrane of the fungus, causing the contents to leak out, killing the fungus and treating the infection.
How long does Nystatin Oral Suspension take to work?
Nystatin Oral Suspension should start to relieve symptoms of oral thrush within the first 2 days of use, particularly if you are struggling with oral irritation caused by it. Typically, it takes a week to treat oral thrush, but you should continue using Nystatin Oral Suspension for 2 days after to ensure all fungus has been killed.
Who can take Nystatin liquid?
Nystatin is generally a suitable treatment of oral thrush in adults and children.
However, Nystatin is not suitable if you:
- Have a fungal infection in the lungs or on the skin
- Taking or have recently stopped taking any other prescribed or non-prescribed medications.
- Are pregnant, breastfeeding, could be pregnant or planning on having a baby.
How to use Nystatin Oral Suspension for thrush
The recommended dose of Nystan for adults over 18 is 1ml, and it is typically used four times a day by mouth. Doses should be spaced out equally throughout the day
- Shake the bottle well before use.
- Use the measure dropper provided to extract a 1ml dose
- Apply the dose into your mouth using the dropper
- Slowly swish medicine around your mouth for at least 30 seconds before swallowing
It’s recommended to apply doses after mealtimes to prevent food or drink from washing out the medicine too soon.
If you miss a dose of Nystan during your treatment, take it as soon as you remember, but avoid double dosing. If it’s close to the time you are due your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule.
This medicine should always be taken exactly as you’ve been advised, check with one of our pharmacists if you’re unsure. Read the patient information leaflet thoroughly before taking any medication.
If your oral thrush symptoms continue or worsen beyond 14 days of treatment, contact a doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Can you buy Nystatin online?
You can buy Nystan (Nystatin) Oral Suspension online from our online thrush clinic. At Click2Pharmacy, our online clinic and free consultations offer a simple way to receive your meds. Fill out a quick online consultation, and our pharmacists will check it, once approved, your prescription will be delivered directly to your door.
Nystatin Side Effects
Like all medications, Nystan can cause side effects; however, not everyone gets them. If you develop any irritation or sensitivity, you should stop treatment and contact your GP or pharmacist.
Common side effects
- Nausea and sickness
- Stomach cramps
Rare side effects
- Swelling of the lips or tongue
- Swelling of the face
Very rare cases of a more serious allergic reaction to Nystan have caused Steven-Johnson Syndrome (an illness with blistering of the mouth, eyes, skin and genitals).
Should you encounter any severe or unusual side effects from taking Nystan, seek immediate medical attention.
Nystan (Nystatin) Oral Suspension Ingredients
Active Ingredient: Nystatin
Other Ingredients: Ethanol, Flavours, Glycerine, Methyl Parahydroxybenzoate, Hydrochloric acid, Sodium hydroxide, Propyl parahydroxybenzoate, Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose, Sodium Phosphate, Sucrose and water.
Like all medications, Nystan can cause side effects however, not everyone gets them. If you develop any irritation or sensitivity, you should stop treatment and contact your GP or pharmacist.
- Store the tablets at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
- Keep out of the SIGHT and REACH of children
- Do not use this medicine after the expiry date show
Nystatin Oral Suspension FAQs
If you’re pregnant, might be, breastfeeding or want to get pregnant, make your pharmacist aware during your consultation. There’s no proof that taking Nystatin Suspension harms an unborn baby or affects getting pregnant. Very little Nystatin gets into the body from the gut, and it’s not known whether it passes into breast milk.
Nystatin Oral Suspension is only available on prescription from a licensed pharmacy in the UK. At Click2Pharmacy, you can get a prescription for Nystatin to treat oral thrush from our licensed pharmacists through our online thrush clinic.
You should only need to take Nystatin for around a week to clear up the infection. However, if you are taking Nystatin to prevent thrush, your GP may advise you to use it for longer.
Nystan Oral Suspension does not affect any type of contraception, including the contraceptive pill. However, if you experience any effects such as sickness or diarrhoea, your contraceptive pills may not protect you from pregnancy.