- What is terconazole, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for terconazole?
- Is terconazole available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for terconazole?
- What are the side effects of terconazole?
- What is the dosage for terconazole?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with terconazole?
- Is terconazole safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about terconazole?
What is terconazole, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Terconazole is an anti-fungal cream and suppository used for treating vaginal yeast infections (Candida). It is related to several other anti-fungal drugs including fluconazole (Diflucan), ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox), miconazole (Micatin, Monistat), and clotrimazole (Lotrimin). It prevents growth of yeast by preventing production of the membranes that surround the yeast cells. The FDA approved terconazole in December 1987.
What brand names are available for terconazole?
Terazol 3, Terazol 7
Is terconazole available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Do I need a prescription for terconazole?
What are the side effects of terconazole?
The most common side effects associated with terconazole are irritation, increased sensitivity and burning of the vulvae or vagina. Other side effects include headache, painful menstrual periods, aches, abdominal pain, fever, chills, and itching.
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