Nilstat Vaginal Cream 75g (S3)



NILSTAT is used to treat a vaginal infection called candidiasis or thrush.


A fungus called Candida causes thrush. The symptoms of thrush include itching, burning and a thick, white "cottage cheese" discharge from the vagina.

Thrush is common in women of childbearing age or at menopause. It is more likely to occur if you are pregnant, menopausal, a diabetic, taking oral contraceptives (the 'Pill') or taking antibiotics. Though uncomfortable thrush is not usually serious.

Your doctor or pharmacist, however, may have recommended NILSTAT for another purpose. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about why NILSTAT has been recommended for you.

NILSTAT belongs to a group of medicines called antifungal antibiotics. It works by killing the Candida fungus in your vagina. NILSTAT only works inside your vagina. It is not absorbed into the bloodstream and therefore is not effective for treating any other infections in your body.

NILSTAT is not addictive.

This medicine is available without a doctor's prescription. It can only be purchased at a pharmacy.


Insert cream high into the vagina using an applicator once or twice daily.


Each 5g contains: Nystatin 100,000 I.U.

Also contains: Sorbic acid 2mg/g as a preservative.


  • Seek medical advice before first course of treatment
  • See a doctor if no better after 3 days.
  • If getting better, keep using for 14 days.
  • See a doctor if the problem returns.
  • See a doctor if you are pregnant or diabetic.