Nystatin is a generic drug that’s prescribed for certain fungal infections. It’s available as the brand-name drugs Nystop, Klayesta, and Nyamyc. The cost of nystatin with and without insurance can depend on several factors, such as whether the drug has a savings program.

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Nystatin is a generic drug, which means it’s an exact copy of the active ingredient in a brand-name medication. A generic drug is considered to be as safe and effective as the original drug. And generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.

Nystatin is available as the brand-name drugs Nystop, Klayesta, and Nyamyc. If your doctor has prescribed nystatin and you’re interested in using one of these drugs instead, talk with your doctor. They may have a preference for one version or the other. You’ll also need to check with your insurance provider, as it may only cover one or the other.

To find out how the cost of this brand-name drug compares with the cost of nystatin, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

If you need financial support to pay for nystatin, consider looking into websites that offer cost resources and information. Two such organizations are:

These sites can provide details about drug assistance programs, ways to make the most of your insurance coverage, and links to savings cards and other services.

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about drug cost and nystatin.

What is the cost of nystatin without insurance?

The price you’ll pay for nystatin if you don’t have insurance can vary based on several factors. But typically, the cost is higher for those without insurance.

There are other factors that could affect what you pay for this drug. These include:

  • the quantity you’re prescribed
  • whether you apply and qualify for any available savings programs
  • your dosage
  • the pharmacy you use
  • the form of the drug you’re prescribed (such as the powder, cream, ointment, oral suspension, or tablet)

To learn the exact cost you’d pay for this medication without insurance, ask your doctor or pharmacist. You may also want to contact several pharmacies to compare their prices for nystatin.

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Does nystatin topical cream cost less than the oral suspension form of the drug?

What you’d pay for nystatin topical cream or the oral suspension depends on several factors, including:

  • how long you’ll be taking the drug
  • whether you have insurance or are paying out of pocket
  • if there are any discount programs available for nystatin

To learn more about which form of nystatin is best for your condition, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. If you have questions about the cost of nystatin, you may check with your pharmacist or insurance provider.

How does nystatin’s cost compare with that of medications such as triamcinolone?

Nystatin is an antifungal medication, while triamcinolone is a steroid drug. The price you would pay for nystatin versus triamcinolone depends on various factors.

For instance, the form of the drug may affect its price. Nystatin is available in the following forms:

  • oral tablets and oral suspension
  • topical cream, ointment, and powder

Triamcinolone is available as a:

  • topical cream, lotion, ointment, and spray
  • dental paste
  • injection
  • nasal spray

Typically, injectable drugs cost more than oral or topical drugs. There are also additional factors that can affect your prescription cost, including:

  • the length of your treatment
  • whether there are payment assistance programs for your prescribed treatment
  • whether you’re paying out of pocket or have insurance

To learn more about the cost of nystatin compared with other treatments for your condition, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

Below is information you may want to consider if you have insurance and receive nystatin.

If you have insurance, your insurance company may require prior authorization before it covers nystatin. This means the company and your doctor will discuss nystatin in regard to your treatment. The insurance company will then determine whether the medication is covered. If a drug requires prior authorization but you start treatment without the prior approval, you could pay the full cost of the medication. You can ask your insurance company whether nystatin requires prior authorization.

Now that you’ve learned about cost and nystatin, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance about cost issues related to nystatin. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you would pay for nystatin.

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