Nystatin Insert while Breastfeeding

Most health expert recommend six month of exclusive breastfeeding but statics suggest that numbers are not good, almost 95% mothers start breastfeeding but this number drops to 40% in first three month and further it drops to 15% till fifth month. Sometime its due to need of medication usage. Because of these statics its important to provide good information on safety of drugs in breastfeeding so that it can be improved when possible. In this FAQ sheet we will discuss about exposure to Nystatin Insert while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Nystatin Insert.

What is Nystatin Insert used for?

Nystatin Vaginal Inserts, USP are effective for the local treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis (moniliasis). The diagnosis should be confirmed, prior to therapy, by KOH smears and/or cultures. Other pathogens commonly associated with vulvovaginitis (Trichomonas and Haemophilus vaginalis) do not respond to nystatin and should be ruled out by appropriate laboratory methods.

Is Nystatin Insert usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?

Nystatin Insert safe for breastfeeding
As per our analysis Nystatin Insert contains only one ingredient and that is Nystatin. We have analyzed Nystatin and it seems to be safe to use Nystatin while breastfeeding, that means usage of Nystatin Insert shall be safe while breastfeeding. Below you can check more details of Nystatin usage in breastfeeding. We recommend you to go through provided detailed analysis as below take decision accordingly.

Nystatin Insert Breastfeeding Analsys

Nystatin while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 1400-61-9

At latest update, relevant published data on excretion into breast milk were not found. Absorption through the skin and mucosa is nil, in addition it is known to be almost nil via gastrointestinal tract. Hence, it is unlikely its appearance in the mother's plasma or the milk. Authorized medication for use in small infants and newborns. It is recommended to avoid putting creams, gels and other products for local use that could contain paraffin (mineral oil) on the nipple, in order to keep from absorbing it by the child. WHO Model List of Essential Medicines (2002): compatible with breastfeeding.

Nystatin Insert Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Nystatin while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 1400-61-9

Although no information exists on the milk excretion of nystatin, it is virtually unabsorbed orally, therefore most reviewers and clinicians consider it acceptable for use in nursing mothers, including topical application to the nipples.[1][2][3] Only water-miscible cream or gel products should be applied to the breast because ointments may expose the infant to high levels of mineral paraffins via licking.[4] Any excess cream should be removed from the nipples before nursing. Nystatin is less effective than other topical agents for the treatment of thrush.[5][6]

What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Nystatin Insert?

It is always a good idea to keep your healthcare provider or doctor informed about your drug usage during pregnancy and breastfeeding but if you have not informed your doctor about Nystatin Insert and have used it then do not panic as Nystatin Insert is mostly safe in breastfeeding and should not cause any harm to your baby.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Nystatin Insert, is it safe?

Usage of Nystatin Insert is safe for nursing mothers and baby, No worries.

If I am using Nystatin Insert, will my baby need extra monitoring?


Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Nystatin Insert in breastfeeding?

National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week