Brand Names : Mycostatin, Nilstat, Nystex, Nadostine, PMS Nystatin
Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine,
the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will
do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For nystatin, the following
should be considered:
Allergies - Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or
allergic reaction to nystatin. Also tell your health care professional if
you are allergic to any other substances, such as foods, preservatives, or
Pregnancy - Studies in humans have not shown that oral nystatin
causes birth defects or other problems.
Breast-feeding - Oral nystatin has not been reported to cause problems
in nursing babies.
Children - This medicine has been tested in children and has
not been reported to cause different side effects or problems in children
than it does in adults. However, since children up to 5 years of age may be
too young to use the lozenges (pastilles) or tablets safely, the oral suspension
dosage form is best for this age group.
Older adults - Many medicines have not been studied specifically
in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly
the same way they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects
or problems in older people. There is no specific information comparing use
of oral nystatin in the elderly with use in other age groups.