Nystatin Oral Suspention
Oral formulations of Nystatin are available for the treatment or prevention of oral candidiasis (also known as thrush), intestinal candidiasis, and anal candidiasis. It is used topically to treat vulvovaginal candidiasis as well as other cutaneous candida infections.
After a brief online consultation that is reviewed and approved the same day by one of our prescribers, you can order your medications through My London Pharmacy. Your order can be delivered the next day to any mainland UK postcode or the same day in London.
Oral suspension of Nystatin is an antifungal medication used to treat oral thrush, a condition caused by an exponential growth of the Candida fungus in the mouth.
Symptoms of oral candidiasis include:
A bad flavour in the mouth
Fractures at the mouth’s corners
Having trouble eating or drinking
Mild bleeding when the lumps are scraped off. Mouth pain or burning sensation.
White bumps on the tongue, gums, or tonsils.
Consult a physician if you notice any of the above symptoms for the first time. In addition to prescribing an appropriate treatment for you, such as Nystatin, a doctor can assess the cause of your condition and recommend measures to reduce your future risk of oral thrush.
Nystatin is sold by Vygoris under the brand name Nystan, as well as a less expensive generic. Both generic and brand-name Nystatin are available for purchase from My London Pharmacy.
With the online pharmacy provided by My London Pharmacy, you can obtain a prescription for Nystatin oral suspension without visiting your doctor. Simply complete our online consultation form for a physician to review. If your order is approved before 3:00 pm on weekdays, our UK pharmacy can ship your item the same day for delivery the following day.
What causes oral candidiasis?
There are numerous risk factors that can increase susceptibility to oral thrush, including:
The use of corticosteroids (such as preventer inhalers)
A medical condition or treatment that causes dry mouth.
Oral thrush can be diagnosed by your doctor or dentist based on the visible symptoms, also known as the clinical image.
In some instances, spore samples may be collected and examined under a microscope. Your doctor may recommend a blood test to determine if you have an underlying medical condition that increases your risk for oral thrush.
Consult your physician if you continue to experience thrush. If you are at a higher risk for developing thrush, you can discuss ways to prevent it.
Our doctors can write a prescription for Nystatin, which our UK-registered pharmacy can fill, after a brief and straightforward medical questionnaire.
When you purchase Nystatin oral solution through our online private prescription service, our pharmacy team ships your order in discrete, unmarked packaging to protect your privacy. We provide next-day delivery to ensure that you receive your oral thrush treatment promptly.
How Does Oral Suspension of Nystatin Work?
Nystatin functions by weakening the cell walls of the fungus, allowing the cell’s contents to spill out, thereby killing the cell and eliminating the infection.
It does so by attaching to ergosterol, a compound required by cells to maintain their cell membrane. This results in the weakening and loss of structural integrity of the cell wall.
In order to completely eradicate your infection, you must continue to take Nystatin for the full duration prescribed by your doctor, even if your symptoms begin to improve within a day or two.
Similar to antibiotics, prematurely discontinuing Nystatin therapy can result in reinfection. Therefore, you must finish the course of antifungal medication prescribed by your physician.
How is Nystatin Oral Suspension taken?
You should take Nystatin oral suspension according to your doctor’s instructions.
The recommended dose for adults is 1 ml of suspension administered orally four times daily. You should take Nystatin before bedtime and after each meal.
To administer Nystatin orally:
Remove dentures prior to administering Nystatin.
Brush your teeth or your dentures. Before using Nystatin, your mouth should be clean.
Using the provided measuring pipette, squeeze the bulb at the top to measure 1 ml of Nystatin solution.
Squirt the medication into your mouth and swish it for approximately three minutes.
Consume the medication. Do not spit out Nystatin.
Wait 20 minutes after using Nystatin before eating or drinking.
Continue using the oral suspension of Nystatin for two days after your symptoms have subsided.
What should I do if I take an excessive amount of Nystatin?
Very little of the medicine is absorbed by the body, so taking a larger dose of the medication is unlikely to be harmful.
However, increasing your dosage of Nystatin can increase your risk of experiencing adverse effects such as nausea and stomach pain.
If you are concerned about using more of the suspension than intended, please contact your doctor or a pharmacist immediately.
What should I do if I forget to take my dose of Nystatin oral suspension?
If you forget to take your Nystatin oral suspension, take it as soon as you remember and continue using your medication as prescribed.
Do not take additional medication to make up for a missed dose, as this can increase your risk of side effects.
Nystatin Adverse Reactions And Precautions
Before beginning to use Nystatin oral solution, you must read the enclosed patient information leaflet.
The patient information for Nystan oral solution is available online.
If you have any questions about the information contained in the patient information leaflet, consult your physician or a pharmacist.
Side effects are a risk associated with all medications, although not everyone experiences them. Understanding the risks associated with Nystatin and remaining vigilant for any changes throughout your treatment course are crucial to your care.
Among the adverse effects of Nystatin oral suspension are:
Bloating\sDiarrhoea\sIndigestionNausea Abdominal cramps
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. Additional information regarding the safety of Nystatin oral suspension can be found in the enclosed patient information leaflet.
If you experience any side effects while taking Nystatin, whether they are listed above or in the medication’s patient information leaflet, contact your doctor immediately.
Pregnancy and lactation
Before taking Nystatin oral suspension, consult your doctor if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
Unknown are the effects of Nystatin during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Your physician will determine if it is safe for you to take Nystatin.
Do not take Nystatin if you have ever experienced an allergic reaction to it or a similar drug, or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet.
Nystatin oral solution is sweetened with sucrose. Consult your physician prior to taking Nystatin oral suspension if you are sensitive to certain sugars.
Stop taking Nystatin immediately and contact your doctor if you develop signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction, irritation, or sensitization to the medication.
Consult your physician or pharmacist before using Nystatin if:
if you are breastfeeding if you are pregnant, suspect you may be pregnant, or plan to become pregnant if you are taking any other medications or health supplements if you are planning to become pregnant
You have a lung or skin fungal infection (systemic mycoses)
Additional safety information
Always review the enclosed patient information leaflet prior to beginning treatment with Nystatin oral solution.
Inform your physician of all medications you are currently taking, including over-the-counter and prescribed medications. Please list any herbal remedies or dietary supplements, such as St. John’s Wort, that may have an effect on your treatment.
Do not administer Nystatin oral suspension after the expiration date on the packaging. The date indicates the last day of the month specified.
Never dispose of Nystatin via water or household waste. Bring unwanted or expired medications to your local pharmacy and request that they dispose of them for you.
Always keep Nystatin out of the reach of children and animals.
Never give your Nystatin to another person, even if they have the same symptoms as you.
Nystatin Frequently Asked Questions
Will Nystatin impair my ability to operate a vehicle or heavy machinery?
The use of oral suspension Nystatin for oral thrush should not impair your ability to drive or operate machinery.
Can I consume alcohol while taking oral Nystatin suspension?
Alcohol should be avoided while taking oral suspension Nystatin and for at least one day after the last dose.
What does Nystan taste like?
Nystan, a brand of Nystatin, contains an aftertaste described by some as cherry and mint with a bitter finish.
Additionally, the medicine contains sucrose for sweetness.
If you are allergic to certain sugars, consult your physician prior to using Nystan.
What should I do if I spit out Nystatin oral suspension by accident?
The effectiveness of Nystatin oral suspension should not be affected by vomiting. As long as you swish the medication in your mouth for a period of time, the mechanism of the medication will behave as if you had swallowed it.
- 2-3 day delivery – 48 hours tracked £2.49
- 3-5 day delivery – 2nd class signed Free
- Next day delivery – 24 hours tracked £4.49
- Delivered Next Day if ordered before 11:45 am Monday to Friday / Delivered Tuesday if ordered after 11:45am Friday to Sunday
We’re rated 4.9 out of 5
Don’t just take our word for it check our Google and Trustpilot reviews.
24/7 advice & support
Call or email us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for free advice.
Our doctors, pharmacists, and support staff are all based in the United Kingdom.
Free delivery over £20
Fast delivery starts at £1.99. Arrives in discrete packaging as soon as the next working day.