Terconazole

Description

Terconazole is an antifungal agent used for the treatment of fungal infections of the vagina and vulva. This medicine is not recommended for use in children.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Terconazole

  • Burning sensation in the vagina
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Itching or Irritation in the Vagina
  • Headache
  • Skin rash
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Missed menstrual periods

Uses of Terconazole

What is it prescribed for?

  • Vulvovaginal Candidiasis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Terconazole or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Vaginal Irritation

This medicine may cause burning and irritation upon vaginal application. Consult your doctor if the symptoms do not improve and the irritation persists.

Anaphylaxis

This medicine should be used with caution since it may increase the risk of anaphylactic reactions and toxic epidermal necrolysis. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor on priority. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Usage of protective sexual measures

This medicine is petroleum based which could damage the rubber or latex condoms and fail to prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STD's) or pregnancy.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in children below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Missed Dose

Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor if an overdose with this medicine is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Vaginal suppository: Use this medicine as advised by your doctor. Do not use in larger amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Follow all the instructions given in the patient information leaflet. Vaginal Cream: Follow all the instructions given by your doctor and administer this medicine exactly as advised. Do not administer in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any severe side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken at bedtime only

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine stops the production of a certain vital component of the fungal cell wall. This inhibits the growth of the fungus and eventually leads to its death.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Vaginal anti-infectives

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Accessdata.fda.gov. 2018 [cited 6 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2014/019579s037,019641s030,019964s032lbl.pdf

Terconazole - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 6 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00251

Terconazole Vaginal Cream, Vaginal Suppositories: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2018 [cited 6 December 2018]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a688022.html

Terconazole Vaginal Suppositories 80 mg [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 6 December 2018]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/fda/fdaDrugXsl.cfm?setid=b4f50a11-bd39-4023-9145-2da60f6b085f&type=display

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Information on this page was last updated on 28 Mar 2019

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