By Medicover Hospitals / 22 Feb 2021
Mycostatin is an antifungal drug. It is used to treat skin infections with Candida, including diaper rash, thrush, candidiasis of the esophagus, and infections with vaginal yeast. In those that are at high risk, it can also be used to avoid candidiasis
- Mycostatin Uses
- Side effects
- Important Information
- Mycostatin vs Miconazole
This medicine is used to treat mouth infections caused by fungi. Nystatin is an antifungal agent that works by preventing fungus growth. It should not be used to treat fungal blood infections with nystatin suspension.
How to use Mycostatin
Shake well before use, and to carefully calculate the dosage, use the drug dropper given. Use as follows, unless otherwise instructed by your doctor:
Place half of the dose on one side of the mouth.
Swish it as directed around the mouth.
Gargle, and swallow or spit out.
Hold the liquid for as long as possible in your mouth.
Then, repeat on the other side of the mouth with the remaining half of the dose.
After taking this drug, stop eating for 5-10 minutes.
Use this drug as prescribed by your doctor 4 times a day or as instructed. Completion of the treatment may take several days to several months. To get the most benefits from it, use this drug daily. Remember to do it each day at the same time. The dosage is totally dependent on your medical condition and therapy reaction.
Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount given, even though symptoms disappear after a couple of days. Stopping the medication too early may make it possible for the infection to continue, resulting in the infection returning.
Mycostatin Side Effects
Some of the common side effects of Mycostatin are:
- Abdominal pain
- Back pain
- Body aches
- Chest tightness
- Confusion or weakness
- Dry mouth
- Fast or pounding heartbeats
- Feeling restless or hyperactive
- Shortness of breath
- Flu symptoms
- Fungal skin rash
- Peeling or red skin rash
- Increased thirst
- Loss of appetite
- Mild itching
- Muscle pain
- Warmth or redness under the skin
- Pale or yellowed skin
- Rapid weight gain
- Seizures (convulsions)
- Sore throat
- Stiff or tight muscles
- Stomach pain
- Stuffy nose
- Tired feeling
- Trouble breathing
- Unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth
- Watery or bloody diarrhea
- White patches
- Sores in the mouth or on your lips
Tell your doctor or pharmacist whether you are allergic to it or whether you have any other reactions before taking nystatin. There might be some inactive ingredients in this substance that might cause allergic reactions or other problems. For more information or details, talk to your pharmacist.
Inform your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history, including HIV disease, diabetes, kidney disease, before taking this drug.Sugar is present in this product. If you have diabetes, caution is recommended. Inquire about the appropriate use of this medication with your doctor or pharmacist. Denture wearers need to be vigilant during treatment with this drug to properly clean and protect their dentures.This medicine should only be used when it is urgently required during pregnancy.
- If you are about to start taking any new medicines, tell all the doctors and pharmacists who are treating you that you are taking MYCOSTATIN Oral Drops.
- Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant while taking MYCOSTATIN Oral Drops.
- If you are planning surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using MYCOSTATIN Oral Drops.
- If your symptoms do not improve after a few days of treatment or return soon after you have completed your treatment, tell your doctor.
- Don't give MYCOSTATIN Oral Drops to anyone else, even if they have the same condition as you do.
- Do not take MYCOSTATIN Oral Drops to treat any other complaints unless you have been told by your doctor or pharmacist.
- Do not stop using MYCOSTATIN Oral Drops until the infection has been cured.
- In order to avoid the possibility of re-infection or infection of other household members, strict personal hygiene must be observed. Hands must be washed thoroughly before and after the drops have been administered.
Mycostatin vs Miconazole
|Nystatin is sold under the brand name Mycostatin
||Miconazole is sold under the brand name Monistat
|Mycostatin is an antifungal medication
||Miconazole is an antifungal medication
|This medicine is used to treat mouth infections caused by fungi.
||Used for the treatment of skin Infection or vaginal infection, pityriasis versicolor, and yeast infections. It is used for body, groin, and leg ring worms.
Frequently Asked Questions:
MYCOSTATIN is the trade name of the antifungal medicine, Nystatin. Nystatin is used to treat oral infections caused by the Candida family of yeast-like fungi. This condition is referred to as oral candidiasis or thrush. MYCOSTATIN Oral Drops are used to treat thrush in the mouth, tongue or throat.
Nystatin is a polyene antifungal antibiotic produced by Streptomyces noursei. Mycostatin® Cream (Nystatin Cream) and Mycostatin Topical Powder (Nystatin Topical Powder) are intended for dermatological use.
TRIAMCINOLONE is a combination of an antifungal medicinal drugs and a steroid.
Usually, Nystatin starts working after 2 days. It is important to continue taking or using nystatin for 2 days after your condition is better. This is going to help stop it coming back again.
Nystatin, sold under the brand name Mycostatin, among others, is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat Candida skin infections, including diaper rash, thrush, esophageal candidiasis, and vaginal yeast infections.
Usually, it starts to work after 2 days. It is important to continue taking or using nystatin for 2 days after your condition is better. This is going to help stop it coming back again.
How to take
- Measure 1 ml of MYCOSTATIN Oral Drops using the graduated dropper provided in the carton.
- Release the medicine directly from the dropper to the mouth. Keep oral drops in your mouth as long as possible before swallowing.
- Wash your dropper with hot water. Return the dropper to the bottle, tighten the lid.