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nystatin

 [ni-stat´in]
an antibiotic produced by Streptomyces noursei; used as an antifungal agent in treatment of infections due to Candida albicans and other Candida species; administered orally or topically.

ny·stat·in

(nī-stat'in, nis'tă-tin),
An antibiotic substance isolated from cultures of Streptomyces noursei, effective in the treatment of all forms of candidiasis, particularly candidal infections of the intestine, skin, and mucous membranes.
[New York State + -in]

nystatin

/ny·sta·tin/ (ni-stat´in) an antifungal produced by growth of Streptomyces noursei; used in treatment of infections caused by Candida albicans and other Candida species.

nystatin

(nĭs′tə-tĭn)
n.
An antibiotic, C46H77NO19, produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces noursei and used to treat fungal infections.

nystatin

[nis′tətin]
an antifungal antibiotic.
indications It is prescribed in oral, topical, and vaginal formulations for the treatment of fungal infections of the GI tract, skin, and vagina.
contraindication Known hypersensitivity to this drug is the only contraindication.
adverse effects There are no known serious adverse effects. Mild GI distress and mild skin reactions may occur.

nystatin

Mycostatin Infectious disease An antifungal obtained from Streptomyces noursei, which is effective against oral, GI, and urogenital candidiasis Adverse effects Dysgeusia, N&V, diarrhea, stomach pain.

ny·stat·in

(nī-stat'in)
An antibiotic substance effective in the treatment of all forms of candidiasis, particularly in the intestine, skin, and mucous membranes.
[New York State + -in]

nystatin

A drug used in the treatment of fungus infections, such as thrush (CANDIDIASIS). Nystatin is useful for external infections only as it is not absorbed when given by mouth and is too toxic to be given by injection. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Nystan. Nystatin is produced in various formulations with other drugs such as NEOMYCIN (Gregoderm), METRONIDAZOLE (Flagyl Compak), TRIAMCINOLONE (Tri-Adcortyl), OXYTETRACYCLINE (Terra-Cortril Nystatin) and the steroid CLOBETASONE (Trimovate).

nystatin

a rod-shaped antibiotic molecule that allows the passage of molecules smaller than 0.4 nm by creating channels through membranes.

nystatin

topical polyene antifungal drug used to treat skin candidal (yeast) infections (see Tinaderm-M)

antifungal agent 

Any substance which destroys or prevents the growth of fungi. It is one of the antibiotic groups. There are several classes of antifungal drugs: Polyenes, which cause an increase in fungal cell wall permeability leading to its death. Examples: amphotericin B, natamycin, nystatin. Azoles, which act either by inhibiting the synthesis of ergosterol, a component of fungal cell wall or by causing direct wall damage. Examples: clotrimazole, econazole, fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, miconazole. Pyrimidines, which interfere with the normal function of fungal cells. Example: flucytosine. Syn antimycotic agent.

ny·stat·in

(nī-stat'in)
Antibiotic substance isolated from cultures of Streptomyces noursei, effective in treatment of all forms of candidiasis, particularly candidal infections of intestine, skin, and mucous membranes.
[New York State + -in]

nystatin (nis´tətin),

n brand names: Mycostatin, Nystex, O-V Statin;
drug class: antifungal;
action: interferes with fungal DNA replication;
uses: Candida species causing oral, vaginal, and intestinal infections.

nystatin

a polyene antibiotic produced by Streptomyces noursei; used topically in treatment of infections due to Candida albicans, Aspergillus spp., yeasts and some dermatophytes.