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Nystatin (Candistatin) Drug for Fungal Infections: Use, Side Effects, Interactions




Nystatin Powder
(Candistatin, United States and Canada)

More drugs used for Fungal Infections.

Use:

Nystatin powder or Candistatin is an antifungal agent ideal for fungal infections such as diaper rash or stoma fungal infections where touching or rubbing the affected area is difficult and/or painful.

How It Works:

Nystatin causes the fungal cell wall to not form properly. Without the cell wall, the fungi dies. Nystatin has no effect on human cell walls.

Side Effects:

Nystatin may produce irritation at the side of application, however the effect is minor and not noticeable given the skin irritation of the skin infection itself.

Cautions for People:

People should be ensure that it is a fungal infection for which they are using the Nystatin powder or Candistatin.

Drug Interactions:

Further Reading:

Prof Care Mother Child 1994;4(7):219

Added to Virtual Drugstore November 1996.

The relevant product monographs must be regarded as the appropriate sources of prescribing information.













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