Terconazole - Drug Information

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General Information on Terconazole

Generic Name : Terconazole

Pronunciation : ter kone’ a zole

Latest prescription information about Terconazole. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.7 | Therapeutic Classification : Antifungals

Trade Names/Brand Names of Terconazole

India : 

International : 

Terazol 3, Terazol 7

Why is Terconazole Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antifungal agent, prescribed for fungal infections of the vagina. It works by killing sensitive fungi.

When should Terconazole not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Terconazole?

0.4%- One full applicator (5 g) cream (20 mg terconazole) should be administered intravaginally once daily at bedtime for seven consecutive days.
0.8%- One full applicator (5 g) of cream (40 mg terconazole) should be administered intravaginally once daily at bedtime for three consecutive days.

How should Terconazole be taken?

It comes as a cream and suppositories, to apply through vagina.

What are the warnings and precautions for Terconazole?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Avoid using douche without your doctor’s advice.
• Avoid sexual intercourse during the treatment.
• It may decrease the effectiveness of condoms and diaphragms.
• If your sexual partner has any infection in genital area, he should inform you.

What are the side effects of Terconazole?

Body pain, burning or itching of the vagina, painful menstruation and stomach pain.

What are the other precautions for Terconazole?

It should not be used in children.

What are the storage conditions of Terconazole?

Store it at room temperature and keep away from children.

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