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Generally speaking, medicines are designed to make you feel better. But all drugs, whether taken by mouth or injected, come with a risk of side effects, and hundreds of drugs are known to cause mouth (oral) problems. Medicines used to treat cancer , high blood pressure , severe pain, depression , allergies , and even the common cold , can have a negative impact on your dental health. That's why your dentist, not just your doctor, should always know about all the medications you are taking, including over-the-counter products, vitamins, and supplements .
The dose of Nystatin for children and adults is 4-6 mL 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. Infant dose is 2 mL 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). Nystatin is not absorbed by the body, so drug interactions are not expected. Tell your doctor all prescription or over-the-counter medicines and supplements you use. Nystatin should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.