12.03 Nystatin (Mycostatin)

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Generic Name

nystatin

Trade Name

Mycostatin

Indication

candidiasis, denture stomatitis

Action

causes leakage of fungal cell contents

Therapeutic Class

Antifungal

Pharmacologic Class

none

Nursing Considerations

• may cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting
• can be used to soak dentures
• assess mucus membrane

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