terconazole topical (generic name)
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What is this medicine?TERCONAZOLE (ter KON a zole) is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat yeast infections of the vagina.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- an unusual or allergic reaction to terconazole, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medicine?This medicine is only for use in the vagina. Do not take by mouth. Wash hands before and after use. Read package directions carefully before using. Use this medicine at bedtime, unless otherwise directed by your doctor or health care professional. Place one suppository in the applicator tip. Lie on your back. Gently insert the applicator tip high in the vagina and push the plunger to release the suppository into the vagina. Gently remove the applicator. Wash the applicator well with warm water and soap. Use at regular intervals. Finish the full course prescribed by your doctor or health care professional even if you think your condition is better. Do not stop using this medicine if your menstrual period starts during the time of treatment.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What if I miss a dose?If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medicine?Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other vaginal products without telling your doctor or health care professional.
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better within a few days.
It is best not to have sex until you have finished your treatment. This medicine may damage condoms or diaphragms and cause them not to work properly. It may also decrease the effect of spermicides. Do not rely on any of these methods to prevent sexually transmitted diseases or pregnancy while you are using this medicine.
Vaginal medicines usually will come out of the vagina during treatment. To keep the medicine from getting on your clothing, wear a mini-pad or sanitary napkin. The use of tampons is not recommended since they may soak up the medicine. To help clear up the infection, wear clean cotton, not synthetic, underwear.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- painful or difficult urination
- vaginal pain
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- vaginal irritation, itching or burning
- menstrual pain
- stomach pain
Where should I keep my medicine?Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.