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Terconazole

Information

Uses

Terconazole is used in the treatment of fungal infections

How it works

Terconazole stops the growth of fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.

Common side effects

Pain in urethra, Rash, Pain in vagina, Electrolyte imbalance, Headache, Dizziness, Burning sensation in urethra, Vaginal itching, Sleepiness, Vaginal burning sensation, Vomiting, Weakness, Severe bleeding, Nausea, Dry mouth, Abdominal pain, Loss of appetite, Dyspepsia, Fatigue, Anorectal pain, Fever, Liver enzyme increased, Hypokalemic (decreased potassium level in blood) alkalosis, Irritation in vagina, Itching, Chills, Diarrhoea, Decreased appetite, Altered taste, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Irritation in urethra, Flatulence, Constipation, Pain during periods

Available Medicine

No medicine available

Expert advice

  • Consult your doctor if you have any of the following medical conditions: diabetes, HIV-AIDS, frequent vaginal yeast infections.
  • Stop using terconazole and do not re-apply if irritation, fever, chills or flu like symptoms occur.
  • Terconazole should be applied before you go to bed and it works best if you do not get up again after applying it.
  • Do not use latex condoms, diaphragms and cervical caps during treatment with the suppository form and for 3 days after treatment.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. Pregnant women should take extra care when using the vaginal applicator.

Frequently asked questions

Terconazole

Q. Can I take diflucan (fluconazole) with terconazole?
There is no information regarding drug interactions between terconazole and otherantifungal agents (such as fluconazole). Please consult your doctor regarding its use

Q. Does terconazole affect birth control?
Use of terconazole suppository (but not the cream form) may damage latex condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps. Therefore, do not use latex products during treatment with the suppository form and for 3 days after treatment. Consult your doctor about other forms of birth control (such as polyurethane condoms) or use of terconazole cream

Q. Does terconazole cure yeast infections/ BV/ bacterial infections?
Terconazole is used for the treatment of yeast and fungal infections but it has no effect on bacterial vaginosis (BV) or bacterial infections

Q. Does terconazole cause diarrhea?
Terconazole may cause diarrhea in very rare cases. Please consult your doctor if you experience such side effect.


Content on this page was last updated on 19 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)