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Has your baby ever taken Nystatin (for thrush)?

My 8 week old baby is being treated for thrush with nystatin oral suspension. I swear it puts her to sleep! The doctor says that isn't a side effect but every time I give her the med, she's out like a light. Did this happen to any of you?

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Asked by brandyj at 8:27 PM on Dec. 7, 2012 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My oldest took Nystatin for thrush. I doubt it made him sleep. Nothing short of a sledge hammer could get that kid to sleep unless he was ready. He's nearly 15 and still doesn't sleep.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 9:55 PM on Dec. 10, 2012

  • DS was on it a few times but I don't remember any sleepiness.

    Answer by lizziebreath at 1:08 AM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • one of my DS had thrush and once they relaxed after the taking the medicince they did fall asleep

    Answer by KLynneH at 4:25 PM on Dec. 18, 2012

  • yes

    Answer by escuchar at 9:23 AM on Mar. 12, 2014

  • Hi, I know this is an old post, but I was wondering if you were ever able to figure out the reason for your baby's sleepiness. I too have started my 6 week old son on Nystatin and he falls asleep for hours right after I give it to him. It's beginning to worry me because he will sleep for the entire day and night if I give him his meds every 6 hours. His pedi tells me that's not a side effect of the meds, but I'm beginning to wonder if it's the sugar in the meds causing it. I'm wondering if he is hyper or hypoglycemic. I haven't slept in two days stressing over this. I really hope it's not though. :'(

    Answer by D_nemb at 6:09 AM on Oct. 30, 2014

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