Terconazole Vaginal Cream
Generic name: Terconazole Vaginal Cream [ ter-KONE-a-zole ]
Brand name: Terazol
Drug class: Vaginal anti-infectives
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 2, 2023.
Uses of Terconazole Vaginal Cream:
- It is used to treat vaginal infections.
- It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Terconazole Vaginal Cream?
- If you are allergic to terconazole vaginal cream; any part of terconazole vaginal cream; or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take terconazole vaginal cream with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Terconazole Vaginal Cream?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take terconazole vaginal cream. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- If you have an allergy to any type of nuts or seeds, talk with your doctor. Some products have nuts in them.
- Do not use terconazole vaginal cream if you have belly pain, fever, or bad-smelling vaginal discharge. Talk with your doctor.
- Do not use terconazole vaginal cream for itching caused by a health problem other than a vaginal yeast infection. Talk with the doctor.
- If vaginal yeast infections happen often, talk with the doctor.
- Protect clothing and fabrics from staining.
- Do not use tampons.
- Dry outside vaginal area all the way after showering, bathing, or swimming. Change out of wet bathing suits or damp workout clothes right away.
- Do not use douches unless your doctor tells you to do so. Douching may disturb the vaginal balance.
- Do not scratch the affected area. Scratching can cause more irritation and spread the infection.
- Do not have vaginal sex while using terconazole vaginal cream.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks to you and the baby.
How is this medicine (Terconazole Vaginal Cream) best taken?
Use terconazole vaginal cream as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Use as you have been told, even if your signs get better.
- Do not take terconazole vaginal cream by mouth. For vaginal use only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
- Wash your hands before use.
- Use at bedtime for best results.
- Wash your hands and applicator after use.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Use a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not use 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Irritation where terconazole vaginal cream is used.
- Fever or chills.
- Flu-like signs.
- A very bad skin reaction (toxic epidermal necrolysis) may happen. It can cause very bad health problems that may not go away, and sometimes death. Get medical help right away if you have signs like red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin (with or without fever); red or irritated eyes; or sores in your mouth, throat, nose, or eyes.
What are some other side effects of Terconazole Vaginal Cream?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Period (menstrual) pain.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Terconazole Vaginal Cream?
- Store at room temperature.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about terconazole vaginal cream, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
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