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Dr. Mark Pack
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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While have a yeast infection is it ok to use the terconazole vaginal cream while pregnant and 3cm dilated? Will it harm the baby?

While have a yeast infection is it ok to use the terconazole vaginal cream while pregnant and 3cm dilated? Will it harm the baby?

Terconazole: This is a category c medication, but taken vaginally is unlikely to be absorbed in sufficient concentration to harm a fetus. This safety assessment does not account for possible exposure of the fetus through direct transfer of terconazole from an irritated vagina by diffusion across amniotic membranes. Sorry I cannot provide an easy yes or no response. ...Read more

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Is terconazole safe to use at 35 weeks pregnant?

Is terconazole safe to use at 35 weeks pregnant?

Yes: Though this is pregnancy category c, vaginal creams are used in pregnancy without any harm to the fetus. ...Read more

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I may be pregnant and was given a prescription for terconazole cream 0.8 is it safe to use?

I may be pregnant and was given a prescription for terconazole cream 0.8 is it safe to use?

Yeast Rx in pregnanc: Terconazole is rated as class c in pregnancy. There are animal studies that show some adverse effects in pregnancy, but their are no human studies or reports clearly linking terconazole with fetal injury. The risk is likely very low but is unknown. The mayo clinic reports that you can use either Monistat (miconazole) or Clotrimazole cream safely at any time during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am currently 8 weeks pregnant and was prescribed terconazole 0.8 this evening. I wasn't informed that it was not advised during the first trimester?

I am currently 8 weeks pregnant and was prescribed terconazole 0.8 this evening. I wasn't informed that it was not advised during the first trimester?

It is a pregnancy: Category C drug and generally should not be prescribed in pregnancy, but one must weigh the risk/benefit ratio when using. Your provider may feel that the benefits of using this drug outweigh the risks to the fetus. I would not take this drug till you talk to the prescribing Dr. And be sure this is what he/she wants to do. ...Read more

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I used terconazole 3 when I was 8 weeks pregnant and am worried now based on some reviews saying it shouldn't be used in the first trimester. Is it ok?

I used terconazole 3 when I was 8 weeks pregnant and am worried now based on some reviews saying it shouldn't be used in the first trimester. Is it ok?

Class C: Terconazole is class c in pregnancy. Since terconazole is absorbed from the human vagina, it should not be used in the first trimester of pregnancy unless the physician considers it essential to the welfare of the patient. ...Read more

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Can I use terconazole cream. 8% in 7th week of pregnancy? It states not recommended by manufacturer in 1st trimester. Thank you.

Can I use terconazole cream. 8% in 7th week of pregnancy? It states not recommended by manufacturer in 1st trimester. Thank you.

Terconazole: If you can wait, it would be nice to have you wait until the end of the first trimester. I have treated patients with terconazole in the first trimester when they are severely inflamed from the yeast infection. ...Read more

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Is terconazole safe to use during 2nd trimester of pregnancy? It's labeled in category c, which scares me.

Is terconazole safe to use during 2nd trimester of pregnancy? It's labeled in category c, which scares me.

Probably: I'm sorry I can't be more definite, but the second trimester is a relatively safe time to take any medication and there a no known issue with this class of medication. Category C simply means there is very little information available, either good or bad. If you have a proven yeast infection and symptoms are severe, it is a reasonable medication. ...Read more

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I'm 8 weeks pregnant and my ob prescribed me terconazole. 4 cream, I used it last night and today im having a discharge wih aome pinkish reddish tissue?

I'm 8 weeks pregnant and my ob prescribed me terconazole. 4 cream, I used it last night and today im having a discharge wih aome pinkish reddish tissue?

Vaginal cream: After insertion of vaginal cream some will come back out. This is expected. If you feel that you are bleeding then schedule a visit with your obgyn for testing. ...Read more

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Does yeast infection cream while pregnant reach the baby? Does it cross the placenta? Will terconazole 3day regimen 0.8% harm my baby? I'm 37weeks

Does yeast infection cream while pregnant reach the baby? Does it cross the placenta? Will terconazole 3day regimen 0.8% harm my baby? I'm 37weeks

No harm to baby: You've been asking questions repeatedly about your yeast infection. As in my previous reply, you can be sure your doctor would not have prescribed terconazole unless it were safe. It won't hurt the baby. If you have further concerns, you'll get the best advice from your doctor's office. HealthTap can't help more than we already have. Best wishes for safe delivery and a healthy baby. ...Read more

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Can I take terazol (terconazole) 3 during week 12 of pregnancy for a yeast infection?

Can I take terazol (terconazole) 3 during week 12 of pregnancy for a yeast infection?

Probably yes: Almost certainly this would be safe and effective. But to be entirely certain, call your Ob's office. ...Read more

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I'm 5 months pregnant and have a yeast infection. Something in Monistat makes me break out and burn and itch bad. Is terconazole 0.4% cream ok to use?

I'm 5 months pregnant and have a yeast infection. Something in Monistat makes me break out and burn and itch bad. Is terconazole 0.4% cream ok to use?

Yes definitely: These are very similar medications that are both used to treat yeast or fungal infections. They are equally as efficacious at doing so. No worries at all. Good luck! ...Read more

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37weeks pregnant and my doctor prescribed terconazole vaginal cream 3day regimen 0.8% for yeast infection does this cream reach or effect my baby?

37weeks pregnant and my doctor prescribed terconazole vaginal cream 3day regimen 0.8% for yeast infection does this cream reach or effect my baby?

Category 'C': There are no animal or human studies on the effects of Terconazole Vaginal Cream. However, since you are already 37 weeks along in your pregnancy, it would be unlikely that it would cause you or the baby any ill effects. Being 37 weeks along, I would hope that you have established a good relationship with your OB. You should communicate any concerns to your OB. Best of luck ...Read more

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Is terconazole suppository safe for pregnancy? I am 22 weeks and had a yeast infection & was prescribe these by a gyn. Could it harm my baby at all?

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Should be safe: Terconazole is pregnancy class c due to poor data, but it does not appear to cause birth defects or other problems, even taken orally (systemically). The suppository is far safer because the drug is delivered only to your vaginal walls, and doesn't get systemically absorbed to an appreciable level. Terconazole suppositories are often prescribed to pregnant women with yeast infections. ...Read more

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8wks5dys pregnant & Doc said I have bacterial vaginosis & prescribed me terconazole vaginal tablets. Is it safe to take in 1st trimester? Read it not.

8wks5dys pregnant & Doc said I have bacterial vaginosis & prescribed me terconazole vaginal tablets. Is it safe to take in 1st trimester? Read it not.

Wrong medication: Clarify with your doctor the diagnosis and the treatment. Terconazole is safe but it is for vaginal yeast not bacterial vaginosis. Typical medications for bacterial vaginosis are Metronidazole of Clindamycin. ...Read more

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8wks5dys Pregnant & Doc said I have bacterial vaginosis & prescribed Terconazole vaginal tablets. Is it safe to take in the 1st trimester? Read it not

8wks5dys Pregnant & Doc said I have bacterial vaginosis & prescribed Terconazole vaginal tablets. Is it safe to take in the 1st trimester? Read it not

Talk to your OB MD: Terconazole is used to treat vaginal yeast infections. Metronidazole is used to treat BV. You need to talk to your OB MD to find out which is which and get the safety in pregnancy answer directly from him/her who will have an ongoing treatment relationship with you. ...Read more

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What is terazol (terconazole)?

Terconazole: Terazol is the name under which the drug terconazole is dispensed. It is used to treat yeast/fungal infections. ...Read more

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Can you have intercourse while using terconazole?

Can you have intercourse while using terconazole?

Terconazole: This topical imidazole antifungal is meant to treat candidal vulvovaginitis. There should be no contraindication to having vaginal intercourse while receiving it. In addition, it would be helpful to treat your partner's penis with an antifungal cream so that he does not give the infection back to you after it has been treated. ...Read more

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Terconazole vaginal 0.8% safe during brestfeeding?

Terconazole vaginal 0.8% safe during brestfeeding?

?: Safety is unknown in all literature searched, and it is caregory C during pregnancy, meaning: only use if benefit outweighs risks, you can try first clotrimazole vaginal OTC, which is probably safe with breastfeeding as the literature suggests, good luck ...Read more

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After using terconazole 1 day, can I swim in the ocean?

After using terconazole 1 day, can I swim in the ocean?

Can you swim?: I hope so! Are you a good swimmer? Be careful if the surf is high or if there is an undertow. Watch out for sharks! Using terconazole should not have any bearing on this, though it might be best to not swim for a few hours after using it... ...Read more

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How long does it take the 3 terazol (terconazole) to work?

Yeast: 3 terazol (terconazole) reduces yeast population fast. But symptoms of yeast infection may take 3 days to subside. ...Read more

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How long does it take terazol (terconazole) 3 day to work?

24 hours: 24 hours after the final 3 or 7 day treatment. So as not to "flood out" the medications' benefits. ...Read more

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Can men use terazol (terconazole) 7? How should this be applied?

Can men use terazol (terconazole) 7? How should this be applied?

Need a vagina: Since I don't know many men with vaginas, I think it would be difficult for men to use this product since it's designed to be applied intravaginally. ...Read more

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Terconazole (Definition)

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