- Oral / TopicalNystatinNilstatNot 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.
- Effective against Candida, Cryptococcus and Aspergillus.
- Topical - superficial, oral or intestinal candidiasis
- Systemic - systemic candidiasis, cryptococcal meningitis, aspergillosis
- Adverse Effects
- With systemic use only.
- Electrolyte abnormalities