- An antibiotic substance isolated from cultures of Streptomyces noursei, effective in the treatment of all forms of candidiasis, particularly candidal infections of the intestine, skin, and mucous membranes. SYN: fungicidin. [New York State + -in]
* * *nys·ta·tin 'nis-tət-ən n an antibiotic that is derived from a soil actinomycete of the genus Streptomyces (S. noursei) and is used esp. in the treatment of candidiasis called also fungicidin
* * *n.an antifungal drug used especially to treat yeast infections, such as candidosis. It is formulated, often in combination with other drugs, as a cream or ointment for skin infections, as tablets for oral and intestinal infections, as pessaries or suppositories for vaginal or anal infections, or as eye drops for eye infections. Side-effects include mild digestive upsets. Trade name: Nystan.
* * *ny·sta·tin (ni-statґin) [USP] a polyene antifungal agent produced by the growth of Streptomyces noursei, effective against Candida albicans and other Candida species; used in the treatment of vaginal, intestinal, oropharyngeal, and cutaneous candidal infections, administered orally and topically. Called also fungicidin.
Medical dictionary. 2011.