Generic Name: terconazole vaginal (ter CAW na zole)Brand Names: Terazol 3, Terazol 7
Terconazole is an antifungal medication. It prevents fungus from growing.
Terconazole vaginal is used to treat vaginal candida (yeast) infections.
Terconazole vaginal may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.What is the most important information I should know about Terazol 3 (terconazole vaginal)?Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your doctor or as recommended in the package, even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed.
Avoid wearing tight-fitting, synthetic clothing (e.g., panty hose) that does not allow air circulation. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton and other natural fibers until the infection is healed.Avoid getting this medication in the eyes, nose, or mouth.What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using Terazol 3 (terconazole vaginal)?
Do not use terconazole vaginal if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it.
Do not use terconazole vaginal if you have a fever, abdominal pain, foul-smelling discharge, diabetes, HIV, or AIDS. Consult your doctor.Terconazole vaginal is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether terconazole vaginal will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. It is not known whether terconazole passes into breast milk. Do not use terconazole vaginal without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Wash your hands before and after using this medication.Insert the suppository or cream into the vagina using the applicator as directed.
Use this medication continuously for the prescribed amount of time, even during your menstrual period.
You can use a sanitary napkin to prevent the medication from staining clothing but do not use a tampon.
If the infection does not clear up after one course of therapy or if it appears to get worse, see your doctor. You may have another type of infection.Avoid getting this medication in the eyes, nose or mouth. Store terconazole vaginal at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and apply only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use a double dose of this medication.
An overdose of terconazole vaginal is unlikely to occur. If you do suspect that a much larger than normal dose has been used or that terconazole vaginal has been ingested, contact an emergency room or a poison control center.
Avoid wearing tight-fitting, synthetic clothing (e.g., panty hose) that does not allow air circulation. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton and other natural fibers until the infection is healed.
Avoid sexual intercourse or use a condom to prevent the infection from spreading to a sexual partner.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur including vaginal burning or itching, irritation of the skin, and an increased need to urinate. Talk to your doctor if these side effects persist or seem excessive.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Avoid using other vaginal creams or douches at the same time as terconazole vaginal except under the direction of your doctor.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with terconazole vaginal. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.