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Nystan (Nystatin) Oral Suspension

Nystan (Nystatin) Oral Suspension

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Nystatin Oral Thrush Treatment

Nystan Oral Suspension is an easy-to-use, fast-acting anti-fungal medicine used to clear up symptoms of oral thrush leaving your mouth feeling soothed and comfortable. It contains prescription-strength antifungal nystatin.

You can buy Nystan (nystatin) online from The Independent Pharmacy in a few easy steps. Just fill in our short online consultation for one of our medical team to approve and you can get your oral thrush treatment delivered straight to your door as quickly as the next working day.

  • Suitable for age:18 Years +
  • Maximum per order:2
  • Consultation required?Yes
    This treatment requires an online consultation for review by our medical team. The decision to supply the specific treatment and quantity requested will be based on whether our medical team are satisfied that it will be safe, appropriate, and effective.
Type of medicineAnti-fungal
Works byKilling the fungus responsible for the thrush
Active ingredientNystatin
Effective within1-3 days
Pack size30ml
Strength100,000 units/ml
Common side effectsNausea, sickness and diarrhoea, Bloating, stomach cramps or indigestion, Rashes
ManufacturerVygoris Limited
Use with alcoholNo known effect

Nystan (Nystatin) Information

  • What is Nystan (nystatin)?

    Nystan oral suspension is an anti-fungal, antibiotic medicine used to prevent and treat oral thrush (oral candidiasis or candidal infections) in people over the age of 18 years.

    Each Nystan 30ml bottle contains the active ingredient nystatin and comes with a built-in applicator making it quick and easy to apply directly to the mouth.

    What is Nystan Oral Suspension used for?

    Nystan contains the active ingredient nystatin, which is effective for the treatment of oral thrush.\

    If you are over 18 years old and are struggling with oral irritation caused by thrush you can get a prescription of Nystan (nystatin) online through The Independent Pharmacy and get your treatment started without waiting to see your GP.

    If you struggle with repeated cases of oral thrush, you can read our oral thrush prevention advice to find out what you can do to reduce the likelihood of your symptoms returning.

    How is Nystatin used to treat fungal infections?

    Nystatin is taken as an oral dose, 4 times a day. The active ingredient nystatin gets to work quickly because it is applied directly to the source of the fungal infection. Most people who use nystatin will see and feel a noticeable improvement in their condition within the first two days of use.

    How does Nystatin work for oral thrush?

    The anti-fungal ingredient nystatin, when used as an oral suspension, kills the fungus that causes thrush by targeting the infection generating the contents of the cells to leak making it impossible for them to expand or survive.

    Alternatives to Nystatin

    Nystatin is an effective, prescription-only treatment for oral thrush and as such we are only available to prescribe treatment for those aged 18 years and over online.

    Daktarin Oral Gel is an alternative to Nystatin oral thrush treatment that’s available over-the-counter that can be provided by our pharmacy team to adults and children aged over 4 months.


  • How to take Nystan

    Before taking any medication you should always read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly.

    • Adults over 18 years old should take a 1ml dose of nystatin, 4 times a day.
    • Using the measuring dropper, drop a dose of liquid into the mouth, swill the contents around your mouth and throat slowly and then swallow.
    • It’s recommended that you take the medication after eating food.
    • If you forget to take a dose then take your missed dose as soon as you remember, but do not take two doses at the same time.
    • You should continue to use the treatment 4 times a day for 48 hours after your symptoms have cleared to avoid becoming reinfected.
    • If your symptoms do not improve or have worsened within 14 days of treatment you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice.

    Nystan (nystatin) is for oral use only. Please make sure to read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before using Nystan.

  • Nystan ingredients

    The active substance in Nystan: Each 1ml contains 100,000 units of nystatin.

    The inactive ingredients in Nystan: ethanol, glycerine, methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218), hydrochloric acid, sodium hydroxide, propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216), sodium carboxymethylcellulose (E466), sodium phosphate, sucrose.

    Please make sure to read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before using Nystan.

  • Nystan side effects

    Like all medicines, Nystan (nystatin) can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them or experiences adverse effects in the same way.

    If you experience any severe side effects or allergic reactions you should see a medical professional as soon as possible by attending your nearest emergency department.

    If you are worried about any other side effects, they do not improve once you have stopped using Nystan or they get worse, speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice.

    The most common side effects associated with Nystan are:

    • Nausea, sickness and diarrhoea
    • Bloating, stomach cramps or indigestion
    • Rashes

    Please make sure to read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before using Nystan.

  • Nystan warnings

    Please make sure to read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before using Nystan.

    • Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Nystan if you have a fungal infection in the lungs or on the skin.
    • Speak to a doctor before using Nystan if you are currently taking or have recently stopped taking any other prescribed or non-prescribed medicines.

    Nystan & pregnancy

    If you are pregnant or breastfeeding and suffering from oral thrush ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using Nystan.

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Nystan (Nystatin) Oral Suspension FAQs

  • Nystatin is a prescription medication so it is not available to buy over the counter. You will need to complete a consultation with a medical professional before you can get a prescription for nystatin.

  • Most people will notice an improvement in the infection within a couple of days of using nystatin to treat it. If your symptoms haven’t cleared after 14 days of taking the medicine or the infection gets worse, you should consult your doctor.

  • If you are taking any other medication, prescription or over the counter, you should let your doctor or pharmacist know before you start using nystatin.

  • Nystatin does not need to be refrigerated but should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.

  • Nystatin is an antifungal medicine and topical cream that treats the infection caused by a fungus, it is not a steroid.

  • Yes. Nystatin is also contained in serveral other treatments, including Trimovate, Timodine or Nystaform HC.

    For oral thrush, it is available as branded Nystan or generic Nystatin.

  • In most cases, Nystatin is safe for babies. However, there are some side effects, such as skin rash that can occur. Babies with a low birth rate should not use Nystatin without permission from a doctor.

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