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
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
- 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.