Butoconazole and miconazole in treating vaginal candidiasis

Genitourin Med. 1985 Aug;61(4):270-2. doi: 10.1136/sti.61.4.270.


In a single blind trial, a three day course of butoconazole nitrate cream was compared with a seven day course of miconazole nitrate cream, both applied intravaginally, in treating vaginal candidiasis. They were equally effective. The cure rate for patients treated with butoconazole was 82.8% at the first follow up (a mean of 18.4 days from the beginning of the treatment) and 76.7% at second follow up (a mean of 40.4 days). Cure rates for patients treated with miconazole were 84.4% and 75.8% respectively. The differences between these cure rates were not significant.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Controlled Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Candidiasis, Vulvovaginal / drug therapy*
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Imidazoles / therapeutic use*
  • Miconazole / therapeutic use*


  • Antifungal Agents
  • Imidazoles
  • butoconazole
  • Miconazole