What is nystatin oral suspension?
nystatin is a polyene antifungal drug to which molds and yeast infections are sensitive to it is commonly used to treat yeast infections, thrush, and gastrointestinal fungal infections.
The different formulations of nystatin (Mycostatin®) are the following: Oral suspension – 400,000-600,000 units swish and swallow four times a day, Lozenge – 200,000-400,000 units four times a day, Vaginal tablet – 100,000 unit tablet every 24 hrs, and Topical – apply topically twice or three times a day.
People with lupus often take immunosuppressive medications which make them vulnerable to all kinds of infections. One such infection is oral thrush, a fungal infection of the mouth. It is painful and characterized by a white coating on the tongue and inside of mouth. Nystatin is an oral rinse used to treat thrush.
Although the question is not clear, I suspect the question is about these medications used for yeast infections, including thrush, that are a result of having lupus and taking immunosuppressive medications. Immunosuppressive medications make lupus patients more prone to infections of all kinds. If nystatin coes not resolve the thrush ask for oral diflucan.
According to the information sheet that came with BIAXIN (brand name of a clarithromycin oral suspension) it should be stored at 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C). It says do not refrigerate or store in the bathroom. Throw away unused medication after 14 days. Generally you can return unused medications to the pharmacy for safe disposal. -- Refrigerating the clarithromycin suspension won't change its effectiveness. BUT it will change its texture and its taste... it…