What is Nilstat?

Nystatin (originally named Fungicidin) is a polyene antifungal medication that is derived from a bacterium, Streptomyces noursei. It was discovered by Rachel Fuller Brown and Elizabeth Lee Hazen in 1950. Many mold and yeast infections are sensitive to nystatin, most notably ''Candida''. It is used primarily for infections involving the skin, mouth, esophagus, and vagina. Due to its toxicity profile when high levels in the serum are obtained, no injectable formulations of this drug are currently on the US market. However, injectable formulations have been investigated in the past. Nystatin may be safely given orally, as well as applied topically, due to its minimal absorption through mucocutaneous membranes such as the gut and the skin.

It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most important medications needed in a basic health system.

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Hi since January I have had a cirlular like sore on my tongue which is not painful but more annoying...not raised.
I treated with nilstat as I...

doctor1 MD

Recurring sores on tongue can be of aphthous ulcer type which is recurring in nature.
Take plenty of fluids and nutritious diet.

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My baby is 4 and a half month old.she had cow s milk protein allergy . but got settled after I omitted all dairy.she is mainly breast fed and takes...

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Hello mishudmc,

Thank you for your query. It is most likely that the black flakes you are seeing in your baby's stool is a result of the iron...

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I have been to the doctor and I have a fungal infection in my groin area and anus and bottom area. I'm using nilstat and before that canesten, but...

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Welcome to HCM.

I understand your concern regarding fungal infection taking longer time to heal. Fungal infections are superficial infections...

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