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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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  • 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

  • yes

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Three rounds of nystatin for both of us (nursing) and nothing so they put me on diflucan and her on genetian violet. I do not remember her sleeping any more or less from the nystatin.

    Answer by aeneva at 8:33 PM on Dec. 8, 2012

  • nystatin did not work and was messy! i took diflucan and used GV on her

    Answer by staciandababy at 11:45 PM on Dec. 7, 2012

  • I used Nystatin with my oldest when he was a baby, but it didn't help. They switched us both to Diflucan (pills for me and liquid for him) instead. I agree with the above posters though. It's probably bringing enough relief to go to sleep.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 11:22 PM on Dec. 7, 2012

  • I've only ever used the Nystatin powder for a bad yeast infection in the diaper area. I would think the other moms have it right and the reason the baby is falling asleep is due to relief, not anything in the med itself.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 10:11 PM on Dec. 7, 2012

  • yes my dd was prescribed nystatin for thrush. when she had thrush she was pretty young too and the medicine its self didnt put her to sleep it was mainly her age! babies that young need lots of sleep so they can grow and thrive!! plus when babies fight an infection that takes alot of work too i wouldnt worry about your baby sleeping so much :)


    Answer by rachel216 at 9:12 PM on Dec. 7, 2012

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