Nystatin Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Oral Thrush

1 to 2 oral lozenges (200,000 to 400,000 units) 4 to 5 times a day or
500,000 units of oral suspension 4 times a day.

Usual Adult Dose for Intestinal Candidiasis

500,000 to 1,000,000 units orally 3 times a day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Oral Thrush

Neonates: 100,000 units of oral suspension 4 times a day.
>1 m <12 m:: 200,000 units of oral suspension 4 times a day.
>=1 year <18 years: 1 to 2 oral lozenges (200,000 to 400,000 units) 4 to 5 times a day or 500,000 units of oral suspension 4 times a day.

Precautions

Patients should be advised to discontinue use and notify their physician if increased signs of irritation or sensitivity (e.g., redness, itching, burning, blistering, swelling, oozing) develop.

Patients should be reevaluated and the diagnosis reconsidered if no improvement is noted after completion of the treatment period.

Other Comments

Treatment should be continued for up to 14 days or at least 48 hours after disappearance of symptoms.

Nystatin lozenges should be dissolved slowly in the mouth over 15-30 minutes. Do not chew or swallow whole.

Nystatin oral suspension should be given half in one side of the mouth and half in the other. It should be swished and retained in mouth for as long as possible.

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