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Logo NYSTACID ORAL SUSPENSION

SCHEDULING STATUS:
S2

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

NYSTACID ORAL SUSPENSION

COMPOSITION:
Each mL contains 100 000 units
nystatin
Preserved with 0,1% methyl paraben and 0,02% propyl paraben.

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 20.1.7 (Antifungal antibiotics).

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Nystacid is a fungistatic and fungicidal antibiotic. It is effective against several fungi and yeasts, especially the Candida genus.

INDICATIONS:
The prevention and treatment of candidal infections of the oral cavity.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Hypersensitivity to nystatin.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Shake the bottle before use.
Adults and children:
The usual dose is 1 mL to 2 mL (100 000 to 200 000 units) four times daily, held in the mouth for a time before swallowing. This dose may be increased to 4 mL to 6 mL (400 000 to 600 000 units) four times daily for severe infections.
Infants:
The usual dose is 1 mL to 2 mL (100 000 to 200 000 units) four times daily, dropped in the mouth.
For prophylaxis in the newborn, the suggested dosage regimen is 1 mL (100 000 units) once daily.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Nystacid may cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea after oral administration.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Treatment is supportive and symptomatic.

IDENTIFICATION:
A pale yellow suspension with a cherry-mint flavour.

PRESENTATION:
Bottles of 20 mL

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Store below 25°C in airtight containers.
Protect from light.

REGISTRATION NUMBER:
R/20.1.7/316.

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT:
Pharmacare Limited
7 Fairclough Road
PORT ELIZABETH
6001

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
25.7.1988

                        G382C
                        KOHLER C&P P.E.

Updated on this site: October 1998
Source: Hospital Pharmacy

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