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 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.
- 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 the dosage for terconazole?
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.
Which drugs or supplements interact with terconazole?
: There are no known drug interactions with topical terconazole.
Is terconazole safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
It is not known if terconazole is secreted in breast milk.
Terconazole (Terazol, Zazole) is an anti-fungal cream and suppository prescribed for the treatment of vaginal yeast infections (Candida). Side effects, warnings and precautions, drug interactions, and safety during pregnancy should be reviewed prior to taking this medication.
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