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Nystatin belongs to a group of polyolefinic antimycotic antibiotics which are highly effective against yeast-like Candida fungi. The antibiotic possesses a double bond which exerts high level of affinity to the phytosterole structures of the fungal cell membrane, which in turn promotes formation of a channels which start the uncontrolled transport of electrolytes through the membrane cell increase in osmolarity leads to fungal cell death. Resistance for nystatin is formed slowly.
The drug is used in treatment and prophylaxis of gastrointestinal candidosis. Prophylaxis of fungal infections before and after surgery on the gastro-intestinal tract.
Contraindications and Cautions:
The drug should not be used in the following conditions:
There are possible side-effects associated with this medicine that can affect individuals in different ways. If a side effect is stated here, that does not necessarily mean the fact that all people using Nystatin will experience it or any other. The side effects include:
The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug's manufacturer. For more information about any other possible risks associated with Nystatin, please read the information provided with Nystatin or consult your doctor or pharmacist.
It is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist what medicines you are already taking, including those bought without a prescription and herbal medicines, before you start treatment with Nystatin. Similarly, check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any new medication while taking this one, to ensure that the combination is safe. Especially mention other anti-fungal agents like clotrimazole.
DO NOT SHARE Nystatin with others. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS PRODUCT, as well as syringes and needles, if needed during treatment, out of the reach of children. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials.