The Journal of reproductive medicine

Terconazole and miconazole cream for treating vulvovaginal candidiasis. A comparison.

PMID 1941796


In a double-blind, randomized, multicenter study, 900 patients diagnosed with vulvovaginal candidiasis received either 0.4% (307 patients) or 0.8% (299 patients) terconazole cream or 2.0% miconazole nitrate cream (294 patients). After seven days of treatment the combined microbiologic and clinical cure rates were 87.9% for the 0.4% terconazole group, 83.8% for patients treated with 0.8% terconazole and 81.3% for the 2.0% miconazole nitrate group. The microbiologic and clinical cure rates were similarly high. The 0.4% terconazole formulation consistently provided a greater degree of symptom relief and significantly fewer adverse genital-reproductive reactions as compared with 2.0% miconazole nitrate. All three preparations were well tolerated, with only minor adverse reactions; all three seem to be useful for the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis.