terconazole cream, suppository - vaginal (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other azole antifungal agents (such as clotrimazole, fluconazole); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: diabetes, immune system problems (such as HIV-AIDs), frequent vaginal yeast infections (more than 4 per year).Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).Ask your doctor whether you can have sexual intercourse while using this product. The suppository (but not the cream form) may damage rubber products (such as latex condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps) and lead to failure. This can result in pregnancy. Therefore, do not use these products during treatment with the suppository form and for 3 days after treatment is over. Consult your doctor about other forms of barrier protection/birth control (such as polyurethane condoms) during this time or use the cream form of this product.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Pregnant women should use extra care when using the vaginal applicator. Follow your doctor's instructions closely on how to insert the medication using the applicator. The Canadian manufacturer does not recommend using this product during the first 3 months of pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk and the effect on a nursing infant is unknown. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before breast-feeding.
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