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Sultrin Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 4/08/2016

Sultrin (sulfathiazole, sulfacetamide and sulfabenzamide) Cream is a topical antibacterial preparation used to treat vaginitis caused by Haemophilus (Gardnerella) vaginalis bacteria. The brand name Sultrin Cream is discontinued, but generic versions may be available. Common side effects of Sultrin (sulfathiazole, sulfacetamide and sulfabenzamide) Cream include:

  • localized irritation
  • burning
  • itching
  • an increased need to urinate, or
  • allergy

The dose of Sultrin is one full applicator intravaginally twice daily for four to six days. Sultrin may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Sultrin should be used only if prescribed. Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, breastfeeding is not recommended while using this drug.

Our Sultrin (sulfathiazole, sulfacetamide and sulfabenzamide) Cream Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Sultrin FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)


There has been one reported case of Agranulocyctosis in a patient receiving SULTRIN (sulfathiazole, sulfacetamide and sulfabenzamide) Cream. The most frequent adverse reactions to SULTRIN (sulfathiazole, sulfacetamide and sulfabenzamide) are localized irritation and/or allergy including rare reports of Stevens-Johnson syndrome which may be fatal.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Sultrin (Sulfathiazole, Sulfacetamide and Sulfabenzamide)

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration


You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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