Label: NYSTATIN- nystatin suspension 

  • NDC Code(s): 64950-230-06, 64950-230-48
  • Packager: Lehigh Valley Technologies, Inc.
  • Category: HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL
  • DEA Schedule: None
  • Marketing Status: Abbreviated New Drug Application

Drug Label Information

Updated 03/14

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  • DESCRIPTION

    Nystatin is an antimycotic polyene antibiotic obtained from Streptomyces noursei. Structural formula:

    Chemical Structure

    C47H75NO17                              MW 926.13      

    Nystatin Oral Suspension, USP, for oral administration contains 100,000 Nystatin units per mL. In addition, the yellow opaque suspension contains the following inactive ingredients: Alcohol (0.5% v/v), USP, Alcohol free Bubble Gum Flavoring, Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium, USP, Dibasic Sodium Phosphate, USP, Glycerin Natural 99.5%, USP, Methylparaben, NF, (Preservative), Monobasic Sodium Phosphate, USP, Propylparaben, NF, (Preservative), Purified Water, USP, Saccharin Sodium, USP, and Sucrose, NF.

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  • CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

    Pharmacokinetics

    Gastrointestinal absorption of nystatin is insignificant. Most orally administered nystatin is passed unchanged in the stool. In patients with renal insufficiency receiving oral therapy with conventional dosage forms, significant plasma concentrations of nystatin may occasionally occur.

    Microbiology

    Nystatin is both fungistatic and fungicidal in vitro against a wide variety of yeasts and yeast-like fungi. Candida albicans demonstrates no significant resistance to nystatin in vitro on repeated subculture in increasing levels of nystatin; other Candida species become quite resistant. Generally, resistance does not develop in vivo. Nystatin acts by binding to sterols in the cell membrane of susceptible Candida species with a resultant change in membrane permeability allowing leakage of intracellular components. Nystatin exhibits no appreciable activity against bacteria, protozoa, or viruses.

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  • INDICATIONS AND USAGE

    Nystatin Oral Suspension, USP, is indicated for the treatment of candidiasis in the oral cavity.

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  • CONTRAINDICATIONS

    The preparation is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its components.

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  • PRECAUTIONS

    General

    This medication is not to be used for the treatment of systemic mycoses. Discontinue treatment if sensitization or irritation is reported during use.

    Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility

    No long-term animal studies have been performed to evaluate carcinogenic potential. There also have been no studies to determine mutagenicity or whether this medication affects fertility in males or females.

    Pregnancy

    Teratogenic Effects Category C

    Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with nystatin oral suspension. It is also not known whether nystatin oral suspension can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. Nystatin oral suspension should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

    Nursing Mothers

    It is not known whether nystatin is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when nystatin is administered to a nursing woman.

    Pediatric Use

    See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION.

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  • ADVERSE REACTIONS

    Nystatin is well tolerated even with prolonged therapy. Oral irritation and sensitization have been reported. (See PRECAUTIONS: General).

    Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea (including one case of bloody diarrhea), nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal upset/disturbances.

    Dermatologic: Rash, including urticaria has been reported rarely. Stevens-Johnson syndrome has been reported very rarely.

    Other: Tachycardia, bronchospasm, facial swelling, and nonspecific myalgia have also been rarely reported.

    To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

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  • OVERDOSAGE

    Oral doses of nystatin in excess of five million units daily have caused nausea and gastrointestinal upset. There have been no reports of serious toxic effects or superinfections (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY: Pharmacokinetics).

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  • DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

    Infants

    2 mL (200,000 units) four times daily (in infants and young children, use dropper to place one-half of dose in each side of mouth and avoid feeding for 5 to 10 minutes).

    NOTE: Limited clinical studies in premature and low birth weight infants indicate that 1 mL four times daily is effective.

    Children and Adults

    4 to 6 mL (400,000 to 600,000 units) four times daily (one-half of dose in each side of mouth). The preparation should be retained in the mouth as long as possible before swallowing.

    Continue treatment for at least 48 hours after perioral symptoms have disappeared and cultures demonstrate eradication of Candida albicans.

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  • HOW SUPPLIED

    Nystatin Oral Suspension, USP, 100,000 Nystatin units per mL, is available as a bubble gum flavored, yellow opaque, ready-to-use suspension.

    Nystatin Oral Suspension, USP, is available as follows:

    NDC 64950-230-06: 2 fl. oz. bottle (60 mL): supplied in individual carton with calibrated dropper;

    NDC 64950-230-48: 16 fl. oz. bottle (480 mL).

    Storage

    Store at 20°C to 25°C (68° to 77°F) [See USP Controlled Room Temperature]

    AVOID FREEZING

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    Manufactured By:
    VistaPharm, Inc.
    Largo, FL 33771

    Distributed By:
    Lehigh Valley Technologies, Inc.
    Allentown, PA 18102

    VP2129
    10/13

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  • PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 60 mL Bottle Carton

    NDC 64950-230-06

    NYSTATIN ORAL
    SUSPENSION, USP

    100,000 units per mL
    Contains alcohol 0.5% v/v

    Bubblegum Flavored

    SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING

    NET: 2 fl. oz. (60 mL)

    with calibrated dropper

    At the time of dispensing replace cap
    with safety cap dropper

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    VP2128

    Manufactured by: VistaPharm, Inc. Largo, FL 33771
    Distributed by: Lehigh Valley Technologies, Inc. Allentown, PA 18102

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    Lehigh Valley Technologies, Inc.

    PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 60 mL Bottle Carton
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  • INGREDIENTS AND APPEARANCE
    NYSTATIN 
    nystatin suspension
    Product Information
    Product Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL Item Code (Source) NDC:64950-230
    Route of Administration ORAL DEA Schedule     
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
    Nystatin (Nystatin) Nystatin 100000 [USP'U]  in 15 mL
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient Name Strength
    Alcohol  
    Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium  
    Glycerin  
    Methylparaben  
    Propylparaben  
    Saccharin Sodium  
    Sodium Phosphate, Dibasic, Anhydrous  
    Sodium Phosphate, Monobasic  
    Sucrose  
    Water  
    Product Characteristics
    Color YELLOW Score     
    Shape Size
    Flavor BUBBLE GUM Imprint Code
    Contains     
    Packaging
    # Item Code Package Description Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
    1 NDC:64950-230-06 1 in 1 CARTON
    1 60 mL in 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC
    2 NDC:64950-230-48 1 in 1 CARTON
    2 480 mL in 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC
    Marketing Information
    Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
    ANDA ANDA065422 04/01/2014
    Labeler - Lehigh Valley Technologies, Inc. (113290444)
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