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Nystatin

Low Risk

Also known as:

anti-fungal clotrimazole Lamisil® miconazole Monistat® Terrasil® Lotrimin®

Possible Symptoms
  • Minor stomach upset
  • nausea and vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • eye irritation
What to Do
  1. Wipe or rinse out the mouth.
  2. Give a serving size of water to drink.
  3. Rinse any exposed skin with lukewarm water and soap.
  4. Call 1-800-222-1222 for additional instructions.
If Exposed to Eyes
  1. Start rinsing eye(s) with lukewarm water.
  2. Call the Missouri Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222 for further recommendations.

Additional Information

Quick Facts about nystatin:

Nystatin is available in liquid, tablets, creams and suppositories to treat fungal infections.  The liquid medication is frequently prescribed for thrush, a fungal infection of the mouth. Oral tablets may be used for fungal infections of the gastrointestinal tract, and creams are prescribed to treat fungal infections of the skin.

Accidental ingestion of any form of nystatin may cause minor irritation of the stomach with nausea and vomiting possible.  Swallowing nystatin cream may cause temporary loose stools.  Some individuals are allergic to nystatin, leading to a rash and itching of the skin.

If you find your child drinking Nystatin, do not panic.  Take the medication away from them, wipe out the mouth with a soft, wet cloth and give them some water to drink.  If problems start or you have questions, call the Missouri Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222. The poison center is open all day, every day for poisoning emergencies and questions.

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