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Forum Name: Fungal infections

Question: Yeast Infection Medications!

 THEQueen35 - Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:55 am

Hello! in seeing the different types of cream medications inserted into the vagina to cure yeast infections, i would like to know.....what is the difference between "clotrimazole" and "miconazole"? is one better than the other? is one stronger? what is the (chemical) difference and why?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:43 am

User avatar Hello,Both these are azole derivatives and act in a similar way acting on the yeast cell wall ergosterol synthesis.Some reports of a marginal increase in activity in action on the cell mebrane by miconazole is reported but i think by the end of the day both have similar results in clinical practice.Best wishes.


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