Generic name: TerconazoleBrand names: Terazol
Terazol is prescribed to treat candidiasis (a yeast-like fungal infection) of the vulva and vagina.
Keep using Terazol for the full time of treatment, even if the infection seems to have disappeared. If you stop too soon, the infection could return. You should continue using this medicine during your menstrual period.
Follow these steps to apply Terazol:
To protect your clothing, wear a sanitary napkin. Do not use tampons because they will absorb the medicine. Wear cotton underwear—avoid synthetic fabrics such as rayon or nylon. Do not douche unless your doctor tells you to do so.
Dry the genital area thoroughly after a shower, bath, or swim. Change out of a wet bathing suit or damp workout clothes as soon as possible. Moisture encourages the growth of yeast.
Try not to scratch. It can cause more irritation and can spread the infection.
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue using Terazol.
If you have ever had an allergic reaction to or are sensitive to terconazole or any other ingredients of Terazol, you should not use Terazol. Make sure your doctor is aware of any drug reactions you have experienced.
If irritation, an allergic reaction, fever, chills, or flu-like symptoms develop while using Terazol, notify your doctor.
To avoid re-infection while using Terazol, either avoid sexual intercourse or make sure your partner uses a non-latex condom.
Terazol 3 suppositories can interact with latex products such as diaphragms and certain type of condoms. Use some other method of birth control while you are using Terazol.
No interactions have been reported.
Since Terazol is absorbed from the vagina, it should not be used during the first trimester (first 3 months) of pregnancy unless your doctor considers it essential to your health. It is not known whether Terazol appears in breast milk. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding your baby while using Terazol.
Terazol 3 and Terazol 7 Vaginal Cream
The recommended dose is 1 full applicator (5 grams) of cream inserted into the vagina once daily at bedtime. Apply Terazol 3 for 3 consecutive days; apply Terazol 7 for 7.
Terazol 3 Vaginal Suppositories
The recommended dose is 1 suppository inserted into the vagina once daily at bedtime for 3 consecutive days.
Safety and effectiveness have not been established in children.
There has been no reported overdose of Terazol. Any medication used in excess, however, can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Terazol, seek medical attention immediately.