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Nilstat Side Effects

Generic Name: nystatin

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug nystatin. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Nilstat.

For the Consumer

Applies to nystatin: oral capsule, oral suspension, oral tablet

As well as its needed effects, nystatin (the active ingredient contained in Nilstat) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

Minor Side Effects

Some nystatin side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

Less common:
  • Diarrhea
  • 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

General

The most commonly reported side effects include oral irritation and sensitization.[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal upset/disturbances, oral irritation and sensitization[Ref]

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Rash, urticaria, Sevens-Johnson syndrome, generalized pustular eruptions[Ref]

Immunologic

Frequency not reported: Delayed (type IV) hypersensitivity reactions[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Frequency not reported: Tachycardia[Ref]

Other

Frequency not reported: Facial swelling[Ref]

Respiratory

Frequency not reported: Bronchospasm[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Frequency not reported: Non-specific myalgia[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Mycostatin Pastilles (nystatin)." Ernest Jackson & Co., Ltd., Crediton, Devon, England, .

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

4. "Product Information. Nystatin, USP from Extemporaneous Preparation of Oral Suspension (nystatin)." Paddock Laboratories Inc, Minneapolis, MN.

It is possible that some side effects of Nilstat may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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