The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. Therefore, you should always consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using any medication.
What is the dose for an adult?
Usual Adult Dose for Oral Thrush
1 to 2 oral lozenges (200,000 to 400,000 units) 4 to 5 times a day or
500,000 units of oral suspension 4 times a day.
Usual Adult Dose for Intestinal Candidiasis
500,000 to 1,000,000 units orally 3 times a day.
What is the dose for a child?
Usual Pediatric Dose for Oral Thrush
Neonates: 100,000 units of oral suspension 4 times a day.
>1 m <12 m:: 200,000 units of oral suspension 4 times a day.
>=1 year <18 years: 1 to 2 oral lozenges (200,000 to 400,000 units) 4 to 5 times a day or 500,000 units of oral suspension 4 times a day.
How is nystatin available?
Nystatin is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Cream 100,000 units/gram
- Ointment 100,000 units/gram
- Oral suspension 100,000 units/mL
- Oral tablet 500,000 units
- Lozenge (pastille) 200,000 units
- Vaginal suppository (pessary) 100,000 units
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to the nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.