Nystan (Nystatin) oral suspension

Nystan (nystatin) Oral Suspension is an effective prescription strength anti-fungal treatment containing the active ingredient nystatin. It provides fast-acting relief for oral thrush symptoms.

After completing an online health evaluation form, one of our prescribers will determine if Nystan (nystatin) is appropriate for you.

Once approved, the treatment will be dispensed and dispatched by our UK based pharmacy team.


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What is Nystan (nystatin)?

The anti-fungal treatment called Nystan (Nystatin) is used to treat oral thrush, a condition caused by the growth of a naturally occurring fungus called Candida in the mouth.

Oral thrush symptoms include:

  • A nasty taste in the mouth
  • Cracks around the mouth's corners
  • Trouble eating or drinking
  • Mild bleeding when lumps are scraped away
  • Pain or burning sensation in the mouth
  • Appearance of white bumps on the tongue, in the cheeks, on the gums, or in the tonsils

You should speak to a doctor if you notice any of the above symptoms for the first time. Doctors can not only prescribe Nystatin, but also assess the reason for your condition. In addition, they can make recommendations on how to reduce the likelihood of you developing oral thrush in the future.

Nystatin is marketed under the brand name Nystan by Vygoris, or as a generic version.

Nystatin can be purchased from Access Doctor's online pharmacy in both generic and branded forms.

You can buy Nystatin oral suspension directly from Access Doctor's convenient online pharmacy without visiting your own GP. Simply complete one of our online consultation forms for one of our doctors to review. Orders we approve before 3pm on weekdays will be dispatched the same day for next-day delivery.

What is Nystan Oral Suspension used for?

In Nystan, the active ingredient is nystatin, which is effective in treating oral thrush.

Those over 18 years of age who are experiencing oral irritation caused by thrush can get a prescription of Nystan (nystatin) online through Access Doctor and start treatment without waiting for a doctor's appointment.

Learn how to prevent oral thrush by reading our oral thrush prevention advice if you are prone to repeat cases of the condition.

How is Nystatin used to treat fungal infections?

As an oral medication, Nystatin is taken four times daily.

Due to its direct application to the source of the fungal infection, nystatin begins to work quickly. Within the first two days of using nystatin, most users will notice a noticeable difference in their condition.

Is Nystan available over the counter?

You can get a prescription for Nystatin oral suspension through Access Doctor's online pharmacy without visiting your GP.

Fill out our online consultation form to be reviewed by one of our prescribers. We can dispatch your order for next-day delivery if your order is approved before 3:30pm on weekdays.

How does Nystatin work for oral thrush?

Nystatin works by weakening the cell walls of fungi, enabling their contents to leak out, killing the fungus and clearing infection.

To accomplish this, it binds to a chemical called ergosterol, which is essential for maintaining the membrane of the cells. As a result, the cell wall becomes weak and loses its structural integrity.

Nystatin will improve your symptoms within a day or two, but it is critical to continue taking Nystatin until the infection has been eradicated.

In the same way that antibiotics can cause relapses when they are stopped too early, Nystatin can do the same. As a result, you need to finish the antifungal treatment prescribed by your doctor.

Alternatives to Nystatin

At Access Doctor, we are only able to prescribe Nystatin online for those over 18 years of age as an effective prescription-only treatment for oral thrush.

Alternatively, Daktarin Oral Gel is an over-the-counter option for treating oral thrush. Suitable for adults and children over 4 months instead of Nystatin and is available from your local pharmacy without a prescription.

How to take Nystan

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

Instructions for use:

  • 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 side effects

Nystan (nystatin) is no different from any other medicine in that it can cause side effects, although not everyone experiences them the same way.

You should seek medical attention as soon as possible if you experience any severe side effects or allergic reactions.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if any other side effects do not improve or get worse after you stop using Nystan.

Nystan is associated with the following side effects:

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

Before using Nystan, be sure to read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly.

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