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Nystan

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What is Nystan oral suspension?

Nystan oral suspension is an antifungal medicine which is used to treat oral thrush. It directly kills the fungus, ridding the infection and clearing the symptoms quickly.

What is oral thrush?

Oral thrush is a condition which is caused by an exponential growth of a natural fungus known as Candida.

  • A bad taste in the mouth
  • Cracks at the corners of the mouth
  • Difficulty eating or drinking
  • Mild bleeding when the lumps are scraped off
  • Pain or burning sensation in the mouth
  • White bumps on the tongue, inner cheeks, gums or tonsils

Who is more at risk of developing thrush?

You are more at risk of developing thrush if you:

  • have diabetes
  • have HIV
  • are taking antibiotics
  • are taking corticosteroids (such as those found in asthma inhalers)
  • wear dentures
  • smoke cigarettes
  • regularly have a dry mouth (can be brought on by medicine or a medical condtion)

How is oral thrush diagnosed?

Your doctor or dentist can diagnose oral thrush based on the clinical image. In some cases, a sample of the spores may be taken and examined under a microscope. Your doctor may recommend a blood test to determine if there may be an underlying medical condition which may put you at a higher risk of developing oral thrush.

Following our quick and simple medical questionnaire, our doctors can issue a prescription for Nystan which our UK registered pharmacy can fulfil.


How does Nystan oral suspension work?

Nystan oral suspension contains an antifungal called nystatin.

It works by weakening the cell walls of the fungus, allowing the contents of the cell to spill out, thus killing the cell and clearing the infection.


How do I take Nystan oral suspension?

Nystan oral suspension should be taken exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist.

The recommended dose for adults is 1ml of suspension dropped into the mouth four times a day. Take Nystan after each meal and before you go to bed.

To take Nystan oral suspension:

  1. Clean your teeth or dentures. Your mouth should be clean before using the medicine.
  2. Using the provided measuring pipette, measure 1ml of the solution by squeezing the bulb at the top.
  3. Squirt the medicine into your mouth and swill it around your mouth for approximately 3 minutes.
  4. Swallow the medicine. Do not spit the medicine out.

If you have dentures, remove them before swishing the suspension around your mouth.

Wait 20 minutes after using Nystan before eating or drinking anything.

How long should I take Nystan for?

The doctor will prescribe the recommended dose, depending on the severity of your condition and your tolerance towards the medicine.

A typical course of Nystan is given for 7 days, you should continue to use Nystan oral suspension for 2 days after your symptoms have subsided.

If symptoms persist or worsen after 14 days, you must contact your GP.


Nystan side effects and cautions

All medicines carry the risk of causing side effects, though not everybody gets them. Understanding the risks associated with your medicine and being vigilant of any changes throughout your course of treatment is vital to your care.

Side effects of Nystan oral suspension include:

  • Bloating
  • Diarrhoea
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Stomach cramps

How do I report my side effects?

If you experience any side effects to this medicine, whether they are listed above or in the patient information leaflet supplied with your medication, report them to your doctor or ask a pharmacist for help. You can find your nearest pharmacy here. Alternatively, you can dial 111 for help from medical professionals.

If you experience the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction, or develop irritation or sensitisation to the medicine, stop taking Nystan and consult your doctor as soon as possible.

How will I know if Nystan is suitable for me?

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using Nystan if:

  • you are breastfeeding
  • you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or intend on becoming pregnant
  • you are taking any other medicines or health supplements
  • you have a fungal infection in the lungs or skin (systemic mycoses)

Using Nystan oral suspension for oral thrush should not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

Is Nystan safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor before taking Nystan. Your doctor will be able to determine whether the benefits of the medicine outweigh any potential risk posed to your child.

Always keep medicine out of the sight and reach of children and pets.

Never share your medicine with anyone else, even if they experience the same symptoms as you.


Frequently asked questions about Nystan

What should I do if I take more Nystan than I should?

Using more of the medicine is unlikely to harm you because very little of the medicine is absorbed by your body.

However, using more Nystan can increase your risk of experiencing side effects such as nausea and stomach ache.

If you are at all concerned about using more of the suspension than intended, do not hesitate to contact your doctor or a pharmacist.

What should I do if I forget to take Nystan oral suspension when I should?

If you forget to take Nystan oral suspension when you should, take it as soon as you remember and continue to use your medicine as you normally wo

Do not use more of the medicine to make up for the forgotten dose as this can increase your risk of experiencing side effects.

What does Nystan taste like?

Nystan contains a flavouring which some people describe as cherry and mint with a bitter after-taste.

The medicine also contains sucrose for sweetening.

If you are allergic to some sugars, speak to your doctor before using Nystan.

What should I do if I accidentally spit out Nystan oral suspension?

Spitting out Nystan oral suspension should not have impact the effectiveness of the medicine. As long as you swish the medicine around your mouth for a period, the mechanism of the medicine will behave the same as if you swallowed

Do not double dose if you accidentally spit the medicine out.

Can I drink alcohol while using Nystan oral suspension?

Alcohol should be avoided while taking Nystan oral suspension and for at least one day after taking your final dose.


Table of contents

What is Nystan Oral Suspension?

How does Nystan work?

How to take Nystan Oral Suspension?

Nystan side effects and cautions

Frequently asked questions about Nystan

 

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Nystan
  • Manufacturer: Squibb
  • Active Ingredient(s): Nystatin
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Liquid suspension
  • Available Strength: 100,000 units/ml
  • Exemption: Prescription Only
  • Application: Men and women over 18
  • Dosage: 1ml of suspension administered orally four times daily
  • Description: Nystan is an antifungal medicine which is intended for people with oral thrush.
  • Drug Class: Antifungal
  • Alcohol Consumption: Do not consume alcohol while taking Nystan
  • When Pregnant: Inform our prescriber if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant.
  • When Breastfeeding: Inform our prescriber if you are breastfeeding.
Click here to view the Nystan - Patient Information Leaflet