terconazole vaginal (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using terconazole vaginal (Terazol 3, Terazol 7, Zazole)?
You should not use terconazole vaginal if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
To make sure you can safely use terconazole vaginal, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether terconazole vaginal will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether terconazole passes into breast milk. Do not use terconazole vaginal without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use terconazole vaginal (Terazol 3, Terazol 7, Zazole)?
Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Terconazole vaginal is usually applied once daily at bedtime for 3 days in a row. Follow your doctor's instructions.
This medication comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Wash your hands before and after using this medication.
Insert the suppository or cream into the vagina using the applicator as directed.
You can use a sanitary napkin to prevent the medication from staining clothing but do not use a tampon.
Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time, even during your menstrual period. 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.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse while using terconazole vaginal.
Do not use terconazole vaginal to treat any vaginal condition that has not been checked by your doctor.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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