Information on Tablets A-Z
Generic name: Terconazole
Why is this drug prescribed: Terazol is prescribed to treat candidiasis (a yeast-like fungal infection) of the vulva and vagina.
Most important fact about this drug: 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.
How should you take this medication: Follow these steps to apply Terazol: Load the applicator to the fill line with cream, or unwrap a suppository, wet it with warm water, and place it in the applicator as shown in the instructions you received with the product. Lie on your back with knees drawn up. Gently insert the applicator high into the vagina and push the plunger. Withdraw the applicator and wash it with soap and water. 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. --If you miss a dose... Apply it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. --Storage instructions... Store at room temperature.
What side effects may occur: 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. More common side effects may include: Abdominal pain, body pain, burning, genital pain or irritation, headache, menstrual pain Less common side effects may include: Chills, fever, itching
Why should this drug not be prescribed: If you have ever had an allergic reaction to or are sensitive to terconazole or any other ingredients of Terazol, you should not use this medication. Make sure your doctor is aware of any drug reactions you have experienced.
Special warnings about this medication: If irritation, an allergic reaction, fever, chills, or flu-like symptoms develop while using this medication, 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.
Possible food and drug interactions when taking this medication: No interactions have been reported.
Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding: 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 this drug appears in breast milk. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding your baby while using this medication.
Recommended dosage: ADULTS: 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. CHILDREN: Safety and effectiveness have not been established in children.
Overdosage: There has been no reported overdose of this medication. Any medication used in excess, however, can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Terazol, seek medical attention immediately.