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Terconazole (Terazol): Uses, Side Effects & Dosage

What is terconazole? What is terconazole used for?

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),
(Micatin, Monistat), and
(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?


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
menstrual periods, aches,

abdominal pain,
and itching.

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.


The vagina includes the labia, clitoris, and uterus.
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Is terconazole safe to take if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

It is not known if terconazole is secreted in
breast milk.

What else should I know about terconazole?

What preparations of terconazole are available?

Vaginal cream: 0.4 and 0.8%. Vaginal suppositories: 80 mg.

How should I keep terconazole stored?

Terconazole should be stored at room temperature, 15 C – 30 C (59 F
– 86 F).


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