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Nystatin

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    Oral / Topical
    Nystatin
    Nilstat 
     
    Not absorbed through skin or mucous membranes
    • Mechanism of Action
    • Binds to ergosterol on the cell membrane, resulting in the formation of pores, leakage of cytoplasmic components and cell death.
    • Microbiology
    • Effective against Candida, Cryptococcus and Aspergillus.

Clinical Use

    • Indications
    • Topical - superficial, oral or intestinal candidiasis
    • Systemic - systemic candidiasis, cryptococcal meningitis, aspergillosis
    • Adverse Effects
    • With systemic use only.
    • Hypersensitivity
    • Nephrotoxicity
    • Electrolyte abnormalities
    • Anaemia
 
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