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Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.


(ter-CON-uh-zole, my-CON-uh-zole)


This medication is an antifungal used to treat "yeast" (candida) infections of the vagina.

How To Use

Using the applicator provided, insert the cream or suppository high into the vagina, except during pregnancy. Detailed instructions should be included in the package. Read and follow them closely. Continue using this medication for the complete period as prescribed, even during the menstrual period. Stopping therapy too soon may lead to re-infection.

Side Effects

This medication may cause irritation, itching, burning, or stinging when first used. This should disappear as your body adjusts to the medication. If these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor. Headache and body ache have also been reported. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


The suppositories may interact with the latex of a diaphragm, cervical cap, or condom. If you use either of these methods of birth control, it is best to use the cream form of this medication or use another method of birth control. This medication should be used cautiously during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this medication appears in breast milk. Consult with your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Inform your doctor about all the drugs (prescription and nonprescription) you use, especially: warfarin. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.


This medication is prescribed for your current condition only. Do not use it for another infection without your doctor's approval. Another infection later on may require a different medication. To prevent re-infection, refrain from sexual intercourse or use a condom during treatment.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, insert as soon as remembered; do not use if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.


Store at room temperature away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze.