Mycostatin Side Effects
Generic Name: nystatin
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of nystatin. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Mycostatin.
For the Consumer
Applies to nystatin: oral capsule, oral suspension, oral tablet
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by nystatin (the active ingredient contained in Mycostatin). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
Some of the side effects that can occur with nystatin may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:Less common:
- nausea or vomiting
- stomach pain
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to nystatin: compounding powder, oral capsule, oral lozenge, oral suspension, oral tablet, topical cream, topical ointment, topical powder, vaginal tablet
Stevens Johnson Syndrome has been reported in at least one patient receiving nystatin (the active ingredient contained in Mycostatin) [Ref]
Gastrointestinal side effects have been reported rarely. These have included stomach upset, bloating, nausea, and vomiting. Diarrhea has been reported to occur occasionally at high doses.[Ref]
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Not all side effects for Mycostatin may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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