Nystatin

Dosing

100,000 to 200,000 Units (1 to 2mL) per dose PO Q6H

Topically as ointment or cream TID - QID

General Information

  • May produce diarrhea and GI side effects

Neonatal: PO: 100,000 unit/mL oral Topical: Topical ointment & cream 100,000 unit/g

  • Treat until 48-72 hours after resolution of symptoms. Usual treatment duration for oral candidiasis is 10-14 days

  • Nystatin is not appreciably absorbed when given orally

  • Topical cream is preferred to ointment in diaper areas

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