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Nystatin, Mycostatin

Description

Nystatin is a polyene antimycotic drug used primarily for Candida infection (candidiasis).

Nystatin is not absorbed from intact skin or mucous membranes and is considered a "clean" drug as it has no proven side effects.

Nystatin was isolated from the bacteria Streptomyces noursei in 1950.

Action

antifungal - binds ergosterol in fungal cell membranes

Indications

Candida albicans, Candida guilliermondi, Candida krusei, Candida sp., candidiasis, Geotrichum lactis, mucocutaneous candidiasis, oropharyngeal candidiasis (thrush), vulvovaginal candidiasis,

Side Effects

abdominal pain, diarrhea, hyperglycemia, nausea/vomiting, urticaria,

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions

 

 

 

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