Nilstat Oral Suspension
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No generic medication is available for Nilstat Oral Suspension (Nystatin)
What Nilstat Oral Suspension is and what it is used for
The name of this medicine is Nystan Oral Suspension. This medicine contains nystatin as the active ingredient. Nystatin belongs to a group of medicines called anti-fungal antibiotics. Nystan Oral Suspension is used to prevent and treat fungal infections (thrush) of the mouth, throat or gut. It also provides effective prevention against oral thrush in those born of mothers with vaginal thrush. This medicine works by killing the yeast or fungus that has caused your symptoms.
How to take Nilstat Oral Suspension
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. The recommended dose for adults and children is 1ml of suspension dropped into the mouth four times a day. In the case of newborn babies, the recommended dose is 1ml once a day dropped into the mouth. There are no specific dosage recommendations or precautions for older people. Shake the bottle well before use. Use the measuring dropper provided. Doses should be equally spaced throughout the day. If you are taking this medicine for an infection in the mouth or throat, try not to swallow the suspension too quickly, as the longer the medicine is in contact with the site of infection the better. Your doctor will normally have given you sufficient medicine to enable you to continue treatment for 48 hours after all symptoms have disappeared. This will help to clear up your infection completely and prevent a relapse. If signs and symptoms worsen or persist (beyond 14 days of treatment), you should talk to your doctor. If you take more Nystan Oral Suspension than you should Taking more Nystan Oral Suspension than recommended should not cause any severe effects as the amount of Nystan absorbed by the body is very small. With very high doses, nausea and gastrointestinal upset were reported. However, in the case of a child, you may wish to check with your doctor or hospital emergency department. If you forget to take Nystan Oral Suspension If you forget to take Nystan Oral Suspension, take your medicine as soon as you remember, unless it is close to the time you would normally take your next dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. If irritation or sensitisation develops, treatment should be discontinued. Nausea has also been reported occasionally during therapy. Large oral doses can occasionally cause:
• sickness and diarrhoea
• stomach cramps, indigestion Rash including urticaria (itching) have been reported rarely. Hypersensitivity, angioedema (swelling of the lips or tongue) and facial oedema (swelling of the face) have also been reported. There have been very rare cases of a more serious allergic reaction called StevenJohnson Syndrome (a serious illness with blistering of the skin, mouth, eyes and genitals).
Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
How to Store Nilstat Oral Suspension
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Do not store above 25°C. Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the bottle label and carton. This expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment. 6
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