Midwives may independently prescribe, order and administer this drug.
Anti-fungal agent which binds to sterols in fungal cell membrane, changing the cell wall permeability.
Indications and Clinical Use:
For the treatment of Candidiasis, particularly of the mouth (thrush) and intestines of infants and children. A less potent antifungal than clotrimazole or miconazole for vaginal candida.
Hypersensitivity to Nystatin or any component of the formulation
Category L1 – Compatible
Diarrhea, stomach pain, nausea and vomiting.
Dosage and Administration:
Oral drops: 100,000 units (1 mL) every 6-8 hours (tid – qid). Continue therapy for at least 48 hours after clinical cure to prevent relapse.
Also available in topical and vaginal formats but is less effective than other antifungals.
Onset of Action:
24 – 72 hours