terconazole, Terazol, Zazole
Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.
Medical and Pharmacy Editor:
GENERIC NAME: terconazole
BRAND NAME: Terazol 3, Terazol 7
DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: 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.
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
PREPARATIONS: Vaginal cream: 0.4 and 0.8%. Vaginal suppositories: 80 mg.
STORAGE: Terconazole should be stored at room temperature, 15 C - 30 C (59 F - 86 F).
PRESCRIBED FOR: Terconazole is used for the treatment of vaginal infections caused by yeast.
DOSING: One applicator full of the 0.4% vaginal cream should be applied into the vagina at bedtime for 7 days. One applicator full of the 0.8% vaginal cream or one vaginal suppository should be applied at bedtime for 3 days.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/27/2014
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