terconazole, Terazol, Zazole (cont.)

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PREPARATIONS: Vaginal cream: 0.4 and 0.8%. Vaginal suppositories: 80 mg.

STORAGE: Terconazole should be stored at room temperature, 15 C - 30 C (59 F - 86 F).

PRESCRIBED FOR: Terconazole is used for the treatment of vaginal infections caused by yeast.

DOSING: One applicator full of the 0.4% vaginal cream should be applied into the vagina at bedtime for 7 days. One applicator full of the 0.8% vaginal cream or one vaginal suppository should be applied at bedtime for 3 days.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: There are no known drug interactions with topical terconazole.

PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies in pregnant women.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known if terconazole is secreted in breast milk.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects associated with terconazole are irritation, increased sensitivity and burning of the vulvae or vagina. Other side effects include headache, painful menstrual periods, aches, abdominal pain, fever, chills, and itching.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/27/2014

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