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Nystatin

Nystatin is a treatment that belongs to the antifungal antibiotic family of medicines. The most common form of nystatin is the oral suspension, which is prescribed for the treatment and/or prevention of oral thrush.

Nystatin can be used by all ages, and is a safe and effective treatment as long as dosage instructions are followed.

Nystatin is easy to use, and comes with a dropper for precise measurement and application.

If you want to buy Nystatin, please complete a consultation form for oral thrush, and one of our doctors will review your request.


Prices start from £14.99 for one bottle


Last Patient Information Leaflet Review: 15/01/2020



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  • Fungal infection in the lungs
  • Fungal infection on the skin
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  • You should avoid nystatin coming into contact with the eyes or other mucous membranes
  • Adults can use nystatin up to four times a day
  • You should keep the solution in your mouth for as long as possible to have the best chance at getting rid of the infection.
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  • You have an allergy or hypersensitivity to nystatin
  • You've used this treatment before and suffered from serious side effects
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Nystatin Oral Suspension

Nystatin oral suspension is a liquid form of nystatin that’s prescribed to those suffering with oral thrush.

It’s an antifungal antibiotic that helps to stop the spread and growth of oral fungal infections, as well as killing the fungi that are already present.

It usually takes around a week for oral thrush to clear up using nystatin oral suspension, though most people find that their symptoms disappear within a few days. However, it’s important to finish your course of medicine to prevent the infection from returning.

Signs of oral thrush

Although oral thrush can be a frustrating and irritating condition to live with, the good news is that it’s rarely serious or a cause for concern. However, it does need treating as soon as you notice the symptoms to stop it from getting any worse.

Some of the signs of oral thrush in adults can include:

  • The inside of your mouth looking more red than usual
  • White patches on the inside of your mouth
  • Areas that bleed when you wipe away the white patches
  • Cracks in the corners of your mouth
  • Reduced sense of taste
  • Unpleasant taste in the mouth
  • Pain or soreness inside your mouth
  • Difficulty eating and drinking

If you think you’re showing some of the signs of oral thrush, it’s a good idea to go to your doctor for a diagnosis, as some of the symptoms can mimic other conditions such as tonsillitis (which can’t be solved with Nystatin)

Nystatin oral thrush (how it works)

Nystatin works in a similar way to other antifungal treatments, and ultimately stops the spread and growth of fungi in order to get rid of the infection.

Nystatin binds to an essential part of the cell membrane of the fungi and helps to permeate it, causing holes to appear. This ultimately damages the cell membrane, which is vital for the fungi to survive. In time, other essential parts of the cell begin to leak out through the holes in the membrane, and the fungi starts to die.

Nystatin is effective for oral thrush due to the fact that it gets straight to the source of the problem, and can be held in the mouth for as long as possible. Generally, most people that use nystatin oral suspension find that their symptoms improve within 2 days.

Each bottle of oral suspension contains 30mls of solution, which should last 7 days, in which time, the infection should have cleared up. You should use all of your nystatin, even if your symptoms seem to have disappeared before you’re finished the course. This is to make sure that all of the fungi is killed off, and should prevent it from coming back.

Oral thrush treatment (alternatives)

Nystatin isn’t the only oral thrush treatment available, though most of the treatments recommended are topical and need to be placed in your mouth for it to work.

Alternative treatments for oral thrush include Daktarin oral gel – an orange flavoured gel that’s placed in the mouth and held there for as long as possible (much like nystatin).

If for some reason you aren’t able to use topical treatments such as nystatin or daktarin oral gel, your GP might be able to prescribe you a tablet.

Nystatin oral suspension over the counter

Unfortunately, Nystatin oral suspension isn’t available over the counter, as it’s a prescription-only medicine (POM). However, you don’t necessarily need to visit your regular GP for a prescription if you don’t want to, or if you don’t have the time.

You can buy nystatin from reputable online prescribers such as Doctor4U after filling out a consultation form (subject to doctor approval).

However, you may be able to buy alternative oral thrush treatments from a pharmacy.

Nystatin oral suspension side effects

Luckily, nystatin oral suspension doesn’t carry many side effects, and not everyone that uses it experiences them. However, it’s important to remember that Nystatin is a prescription medicine and dosage instructions should be adhered to, otherwise you might be at a greater risk of experiencing unwanted side effects.

The most common side effects that have been reported with Nystatin oral

suspension include:
  • Sickness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Bloating
  • Stomach cramps
  • Indigestion

As you can see, most of the side effects that you might experience are gastrointestinal (GI), though it’s likely that they’ll only be mild. If you’re concerned about any of the above, you can always ask your local pharmacist for advice, who might be able to recommend over-the-counter treatments to help you deal with the side effects. However, it’s important to remember that if the side effects start to outweigh the benefits of nystatin, you should stop taking it and tell your doctor.

Rarely, some people experience more serious side effects that need immediate medical attention. These include a rash, allergic reaction (anaphylaxis or otherwise) and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (usually starts with flu-like symptoms and causes skin blisters).

If you think you might be experiencing any of these side effects as a result of taking nystatin oral suspension, you should seek immediate medical help.

Buy nystatin

If you have oral thrush, you can buy Nystatin from Doctor4U quickly and easily. All of our consultations take place online, and can be completed at any time, so you don’t have to struggle to book an appointment.

Once you’ve decided that you want to buy nystatin, you can complete a consultation form for oral thrush, making sure to fill out all answers as in-depth as possible so that our doctors can make an informed decision.

Dosage Instructions
Take 1ml of oral suspension FOUR times daily
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Delivery Charges

The following delivery methods are currently available within the UK: All orders are sent in discreet, plain packaging.

UK Standard Delivery, £1.99

Order before 12pm to have your order delivered using Royal Mail Tracked 48 Service

standard UK delivery within 3-5 working days

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UK Express Delivery, £2.99

Order before 12pm to have your order delivered using the Express delivery service* (deliveries are made Monday - Saturday)

If you order after 12pm, your order will be dispatched the next working day and will be with you within 48 hours once dispatched. This excludes weekends and bank holidays

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Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day Anytime, £4.99 (This service includes Saturday)

Order before 12pm to have your order delivered using Royal Mail Special Delivery Service, which includes Saturday deliveries.

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Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day Before 1pm, £7.99 (This service includes Saturday)

Order before 12pm to have your order delivered before 1pm next day using Royal Mail Special Delivery service, this also includes Saturday deliveries.

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Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day Before 9am, £14.99 (This service includes Saturday)

Order before 12pm to have your order delivered before 9am next day using Royal Mail Special Delivery service, this also includes Saturday deliveries.

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DPD Next Day Delivery, £4.99 (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered the following working day

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Next Day Delivery, by 12 Noon, £9.99 (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 12 noon the following working day

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Next Day Delivery, by 10:30am, £14.99  (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 10:30am the following working day

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Saturday Delivery, £14.99

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered the following Saturday

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Saturday Delivery, by 12:00am, £21.99

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 12:00am Saturday

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Saturday Delivery, by 10:30am, £29.99

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 10:30am Saturday

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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US and outside the UK

Unfortunately, we can't process orders from outside the UK at this time.


Terms and Conditions

Delivery options exclude Bank Holidays, public holidays and Sundays.All deliveries are subject to Doctor-4-u successfully receiving payment and prescription being approved by the doctor.

All purchases require additional approval, which will involve completion of an online questionnaire and any subsequent approval.

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