Q: Some internet websites claim to have nystatin for sale.
think this is the real thing? Can I get real nystatin without
prescription? I sincerely would appreciate any suggestions
A: Nystatin is not available without a prescription. Also,
be sure to use only the powder, as the liquid has a large
amount of sugar in it, making it unsuitable for treating
most adults with candida problems. One other warning:: be
sure to use only the ORAL powder, not the topical, which
has talc in it and is much less potent than the pure powder.
have had candidiasis since 1996. Should I be taking Nystatin?
I have heard that Nystatin can create new, resistant strains.
Please help, I am at my wits' end!
A: A group of medications called imidizoles (Diflucan, Nizoral,
Sporonox) have been more likely to contribute to the development
of resistant strains than nystatin. Even though it goes
against what we are commonly taught in school, we have seen
many patients take nystatin for years with good results,
even going on and off it every few months.
does Diflucan work compared to Nystatin. I had asked my
doctor for Nystatin and he said that is an old practice.
Can you help clarify this for me?
A: Diflucan is systemic, and works throughout the body.
Nystatin works primarily in the gut. Diflucan is great for
the first 10 days or so of therapy, but to control re-growth
long term, or until the immune system can help control it,
the safety and low cost of nystatin is hard to beat. Use
only the powder though. The liquid form of nystatin is full
of sugar and tablets contain starch and are now very expensive,
even in the generic form.
Stephens, R. Ph., has been a licensed pharmacist for 28
years. Larry has spent his professional career studying
pharmacy as it relates to nutrition, alternative, complementary
and anti- aging medicine and specializing in helping patients
with chemical sensitivities, chronic yeast infections and
other chronic diseases find the help and resources they
need for relief and health.