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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Nystatin (nystatin systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: mouth and throat products, polyenes and is used to treat Gastrointestinal Candidiasis and Oral Thrush.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antifungal agent

Chemical Name

A mixture of polyenes produced by Streptomyces noursei; Nystatin A₁ is 19-(3-amino-3,6-dideoxy-β-D-mannopyranosyl-oxy)-16-carboxy-3,5,7,10,11,15,17,35-oxtahydroxy-34,36-dimethyl-13-oxo-octatriaconta-20,22,24,26,30,32-hexaen-37-olide (BAN)

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Nystatin (OS: BAN, JAN)
  • Nystatine (OS: DCF)
  • Nystatin (PH: BP 2015, JP XVI, Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4, USP 37)
  • Nystatine (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Nystatinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

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