butoconazole nitrate


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butoconazole nitrate

(byo͞o′tə-kŏn′ə-zōl′)
n.
An antifungal agent used primarily as a topical cream in the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis.

butoconazole nitrate

[byo̅o̅′təkō′nəzōl]
an intravaginal antifungal cream.
indications It is prescribed for the treatment of vulvovaginal fungal infections caused by Candida species.
contraindications Its use is contraindicated during the first trimester of a pregnancy.
adverse effects Adverse reactions include vulvar and vaginal burning and itching.

butoconazole nitrate (byōōtəkon´əzōl´ nī´trāt),

n brand name: Femstat;
drug class: antifungal;
action: binds sterols in fungal cell membrane, which increases permeability;
use: treatment of vulvovaginal infections caused by
Candida.
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The thick butoconazole nitrate cream has been specially formulated to help minimize leakage and provide comfort.
FEMSTAT 3 contains the active ingredient butoconazole nitrate 2% with therapeutic efficacy and incidence of side effects consistent with the market leader, Monistat 7(R).
Since its introduction in prescription form in 1986, more than 13 million women worldwide have been treated with butoconazole nitrate for vaginal yeast infections.
FEMSTAT 3 contains the active ingredient butoconazole nitrate 2%, with therapeutic efficacy and incidence of side effects consistent with the market leader, Monistat 7(R).
Two well-controlled clinical studies conducted in support of the Rx-to-OTC switch application demonstrated that the 3-day regimen with butoconazole nitrate 2 % (over 300 patients) was as safe and effective as the 7-day regimen of miconazole nitrate 2% cream (Monistat 7(R), over 300 patients) for the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis when evaluated at 8 and 30 days post-treatment.