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Terconazole Topical Dosage

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 2, 2022.

Applies to the following strengths: 0.4%; 80 mg; 0.8%

Usual Adult Dose for Vaginal Candidiasis

Vaginal cream 0.4%: 1 applicatorful intravaginally once a day at bedtime for 7 consecutive days
Vaginal cream 0.8%: 1 applicatorful intravaginally once a day at bedtime for 3 consecutive days
Vaginal suppository: 1 suppository intravaginally once a day at bedtime for 3 consecutive days

-Only effective for vulvovaginitis due to Candida; diagnosis should be confirmed by KOH smears and/or cultures.

Use: For the local treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis (moniliasis)

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

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Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 18 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.


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Other Comments

Administration advice:
-For vulvovaginal use only; not for ophthalmic or oral use.
-Administer at bedtime.

-The diagnosis should be reconfirmed by smears and/or cultures and other pathogens commonly associated with vulvovaginitis ruled out prior to prescribing another course of therapy.
-The therapeutic effect of this drug is not affected by menstruation.

Patient advice:
-Avoid missing doses and complete the entire course of therapy.
-For intravaginal use only; avoid contact with eyes and inside the nose and mouth.
-This drug may be used during menstruation but use external pads until therapy completed; do not use tampons as they may absorb the drug.
-May wish to wear an external pad if this vaginal drug leaks.
-Wash hands before and after application of this drug.
-Consult the Patient Instructions/Patient Information for additional information.

Further information

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