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Generic Name: NYSTATIN - VAGINAL TABLET Pronounced: (NYE-stat-in) Nystatin Vagl Uses
This medication is used to treat vaginal fungal
infections, commonly called vaginal yeast infections. It helps to reduce
itchiness, redness, and irritating discharge. Nystatin works by stopping the
growth of the fungus.
How To Use Nystatin Vagl
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your
pharmacist before you start using this medication. If you have any questions
regarding the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
This product is for vaginal use. With clean hands, unwrap
the tablet and place it in the applicator. Insert the applicator high into the
vagina, usually once a day at bedtime or as directed by your doctor. If the
applicator is reusable, follow the product instructions on how to clean
To prevent medication from leaking out of the vagina, lie
down as soon as possible after use. You may use a sanitary napkin to pr...
What is a Vaginal Yeast Infection?
A vaginal yeast infection is when there is an overgrowth of normally occurring yeast (candida albicans) in your vagina. It is sometimes called monilia or candidiasis. Approximately 75 percent of all women experience a yeast infection sometime in their life. What Are the Symptoms of a Vaginal Yeast Infection? The most obvious symptom of a yeast infection is a white discharge from your vagina. This discharge is thick and lumpy, resembling cottage cheese. Some women also experience itching, soreness, irritation or burning in the vaginal area. You may notice a rash or redness outside the vagina and may experience pain during intercourse. What Causes Yeast Infections? The fungal organism, candida albicans, causes the majority of yeast infection. The yeast normally lives in your gastrointestinal tract, mucous membranes of your vagina, mouth and nose, and your skin. Usually, your body keeps candida albicans low through naturally produced bacteria. Howe...
Long before I ever contracted herpes I often fell victim to yeast infections. At first I blamed it on my active aquatic lifestyle, which included swimming and surfing. Other times I’d blame it on my diet, which, although not poor, could always be improved on. More recently I started wondering whether taking an antiviral for herpes, Acyclovir, could be promoting yeast infections the way taking an antibiotic does. But before jumping to conclusions I decided to do some research.
Much more common in women than in men, yeast infections, thrush, or whatever you want to call it (the scientific name being Candidiasis) is really an overgrowth of the Candida fungus, or yeast, in the genital area (although it can occur in the mouth, or any mucous membrane, as well). Yeast in this area is naturally kept in check by healthy bacteria. When there are not enough healthy bacteria, or there is too much yeast, an infection can occur. So ...
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