December 22, 2014
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Taro-Terconazole

(terconazole)

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

02247651 TARO-TERCONAZOLE 0.4% VAGINAL CREAM

How does Taro-Terconazole work? What will it do for me?

Terconazole belongs to the family of medications called antifungals. It is used to treat vaginal yeast infections. It works by stopping the growth of the fungus responsible for the infection.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are being given this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop using this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to use this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

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How should I use Taro-Terconazole?

Vaginal ovules: Insert one ovule into the vagina once daily at bedtime for 3 consecutive nights.

Vaginal cream: Insert one full applicator of vaginal cream into the vagina at bedtime for 3 or 7 nights (depending on the preparation). In addition, apply a thin layer of vaginal cream directly to the vulva and massage it in gently.

Vaginal ovule and cream combination pack: Insert one vaginal ovule into the vagina once daily for 3 consecutive nights at bedtime. Also, for 3 consecutive nights, apply a thin layer of vaginal cream directly to the vulva and massage it in gently.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones given here, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is very important that this medication be used exactly as prescribed. Finish all of the prescribed medication even if you start feeling better. If a dose is missed, apply it as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not apply a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store this medication at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does Taro-Terconazole come in?

Each g of white to off-white, water washable vaginal cream contains terconazole 0.4%. Nonmedicinal ingredients: butylated hydroxyanisole, cetyl alcohol, isopropyl myristate, polysorbate 60, polysorbate 80, propylene glycol, purified water, and stearyl alcohol.

Who should NOT take Taro-Terconazole?

Terconazole should not to be used by anyone allergic to terconazole or to any of the ingredients of the medication.

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