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Brand Names: Terazol 3, Terazol 7, Zazole

Generic Name: terconazole vaginal (Pronunciation: ter KON a zole VAJ in al)

What is terconazole vaginal (Terazol 3, Terazol 7, Zazole)?

Terconazole is an antifungal antibiotic that fights infections caused by fungus.

Terconazole vaginal is used to treat candida (yeast) infections of the vagina.

Terconazole vaginal may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of terconazole vaginal (Terazol 3, Terazol 7, Zazole)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using terconazole vaginal and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • severe vaginal burning or irritation; or
  • fever, chills, flu symptoms.

Less serious side effects may include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about terconazole vaginal (Terazol 3, Terazol 7, Zazole)?

Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Terconazole vaginal will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.

Avoid wearing tight-fitting, synthetic clothing (e.g., panty hose) that does not allow air circulation. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton and other natural fibers until the infection is healed.

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If this does happen, rinse with water.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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