Nystatin Side Effects
For the Consumer
Applies to nystatin: oral capsule, oral suspension, oral tablet
As well as its needed effects, nystatin 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:
- 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.[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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It is possible that some side effects of nystatin 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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