NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines
Medicines Update

Nystatin suspension storage

Two cases have been reported recently where a parent stored nystatin suspension for a baby in the fridge. The viscosity of the suspension increased, forming a gel which could not be shaken and was also associated with a risk of choking. The manufacturers advise to store in a cool place (under 25 degrees Centigrade) and to avoid freezing. 


Patients / carers should be advised to store at room temperature and shake before use. 



Published 05/01/2017