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What is terconazole?

Terconazole is an antifungal medication that is used to treat fungal or yeast infections of the vagina, also known as candida. It also is marketed under brand names, such as Terazol 3 and Terazol 7, and is available as a vaginal cream or suppository.

The dosage is once a day at bedtime for both the suppositories and the cream, which comes with an applicator for insertion into the vagina. The suppository or 0.8% cream are used for three days, and the 0.4% cream is used for seven days. The medication is taken at night to be more effective, as it may drip out if you remain standing. The use of a sanitary napkin is recommended. Tampons may absorb the cream and reduce the effectiveness. You can use this medication during your menstrual period, but should avoid sexual intercourse during this time.

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