Terconazole is an antifungal drug used to treat vaginal yeast infection, which comes in 2 forms (a vaginal cream or tablet). Taking a pee even after you inserted the medicine is fine since the vagina (where you insert Terconazole) and the urethra where the urine comes out are two different places. Just make sure to keep the area dry as much as you can to avoid the vaginal yeast infection from further developing.
What to do after applying Terconazole
Keep the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, direct light, and children. Do not freeze.
Outdated medicines should be properly disposed of and not be kept together with your usual medication.
2. Keep your doctor updated
You must keep going to your appointments with your doctor and let them know any changes or side effects that you might have observed since taking the Terconazole.
The dose given is different for every woman due to differences in severity and body types.
This will also ensure that you are taking the right dose and administering the medicine as prescribed.
3. Note the side effects
There can be several side effects that are common after applying Terconazole, but there are also some side effects that rarely happen but are dangerous if not taken seriously and urgently.
Some of the most common symptoms are headaches and missed menstrual periods.
Your healthcare provider might also provide you with ways to prevent or minimize the side effects.
Some side effects might indicate that your body is reacting negatively to the chemical components used for Terconazole, and using it might cause more damage than good.
If you experience some of these side effects, please call your doctor immediately; burning sensation or irritation in the vagina when cream or suppository is inserted, stomach pain, fever, foul-smelling vaginal discharge.
Proper usage of Terconazole
Dosage is different for each patient. You should follow exactly as instructed by your doctor.
Do not use more of it, and do not use it more often than your doctor ordered.
Terconazole comes in 2 forms. So there are 2 ways to administer the medicine, vaginal cream and tablet.
- The vaginal cream comes in a tube and will be inserted using an applicator.
- The applicator is called a barrel, it is an empty plastic tube that has a plunger on one end and an opening on the other end.
- Make sure that your hands are washed before and after you apply for this medicine.
- Open the tube of cream by removing the cap then screw the open end of the applicator onto the tube of cream.
- Fill the applicator by squeezing out the cream from the tube until the barrel is full or the plunger stops.
- Unscrew the barrel from the tube and close it by putting back the cap.
- Lie on your back with your knees drawn up toward your chest, hold the applicator by the open end of the barrel and gently insert it into the vagina as far as it will comfortably go. Slowly press the plunger of the applicator to release the cream into the vagina, and then gently remove it.
- After applying the cream, remove the plunger completely out of the applicator by pulling it out and wash both pieces with lukewarm, soapy water, and dry thoroughly.
- If the medicine comes with disposable applicators, no need to wash it but make sure to dispose of it properly every after application.
- Oval-shaped vaginal suppositories can be inserted with or without an applicator.
- Make sure that your hands are washed before and after you apply for this medicine, especially if you are not using an applicator.
- With an applicator – unwrap the tablet, place the flat end of the suppository into the open end of the applicator. Lie on your back with your knees up towards your chest, gently insert the applicator into the vagina as far as it will comfortably go and push the plunger to release the tablet, and then gently remove it. remove the plunger completely out of the applicator by pulling it out and wash both pieces with lukewarm, soapy water, and dry thoroughly. If the medicine comes with disposable applicators, no need to wash it but make sure to dispose of it properly every after application.
- Without an applicator – if you are inserting the tablet without the use of an applicator, lie on your back with your knees up towards your chest and place the suppository on the tip of your finger. Gently insert the tablet high into the vagina as far as it will comfortably go.
What to do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as possible.
However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular dosing schedule.
How long does Terconazole stay in your system?
Approximately 70% of terconazole remains in the vaginal area during the suppository retention period (16 hours); about 10% of the administered radioactivity was absorbed systemically over 7 days.
Can I have sex while Terconazole is in my system?
Refrain from sexual intercourse. An ingredient in the cream may weaken certain latex products like condoms or diaphragms; do not use such products within 72 hours of using this medication.
Wear clean cotton panties, not panties made of nylon, rayon, or other synthetic fabrics.
The key to a full recovery is by making sure that you are following your doctor’s prescription and ensuring you have proper vaginal hygiene, taking extra time and effort because it is vital for a woman’s health.
Your vagina is a sensitive area, and thankfully, maintaining good hygiene is incredibly simple.