What is Nilstat (Nystatin) used for?
Nilstat (Nystatin) is an anti-fungal medication used to treat conditions such as oral or vaginal thrush. The medication operates by inhibiting cell wall production to stop reproduction and kill the fungal cells to prevent the spread of infection and to allow the body to eliminate it naturally. Note that this medication is only useful against fungal infections and will not be effective against infections caused by bacteria or a virus. Your doctor may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Nilstat (Nystatin)?
Follow your doctor`s instructions for using Nilstat (Nystatin) to get the best results. It is normally prescribed to be administered over the course of one or two weeks with one to three daily doses to get the best results, but your particular directions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. The oral forms of the medication may be taken on an empty stomach, although a meal or snack should be administered following treatment. To use the vaginal form the medicine collect the prescribed amount of cream into the applicator, insert it into the vagina, dispense the medicine, and remove the applicator, Always clean the applicator after each administration to prevent contamination. Always ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine before beginning its use to ensure the correct administration and to prevent potential health problems from occurring.
What are the side effects of Nilstat (Nystatin)?
Side effects associated with the use of Nilstat (Nystatin) include:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor immediately if you experience fever, flu symptoms, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, or signs of an allergic reaction including severe rashes, hives, severe swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Nilstat (Nystatin) should not be administered to patients who are allergic to nystatin or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. You are also suggested to inform your doctor if you have any other chronic health conditions you have that may lead to unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Nilstat (Nystatin) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Nilstat (Nystatin) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.