Sulfanilamide

Reviewed on 9/10/2021

What Is Sulfanilamide Used For and How Does it Work?

Sulfanilamide is used to treat Candida vulvovaginitis.

Sulfanilamide is available under the following different brand names: AVC.

What Are the Dosages of Sulfanilamide?

Dosages of Sulfanilamide:

Dosage Forms and Strengths

Vaginal Cream

  • 15%

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Candida Vulvovaginitis

  • 1 applicatorful (approximately 6 g) intravaginally once/day or every 12 hours for 30 days
  • Safety and efficacy not established in pediatric patients

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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Sulfanilamide?

Side effects of Sulfanilamide may include:

  • Local sensitivity reactions (discomfort, burning)

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Sulfanilamide?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

  • Sulfanilamide has no listed severe interactions with other drugs.
  • Sulfanilamide has no listed serious interactions with other drugs.
  • Sulfanilamide has no listed moderate interactions with other drugs.
  • Sulfanilamide has no listed mild interactions with other drugs.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Sulfanilamide?

Warnings

  • This medication contains sulfanilamide. Do not take AVC if you are allergic to sulfanilamide or any ingredients contained in this drug.
  • Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Contraindications

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information is available.

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Sulfanilamide?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Sulfanilamide?"

Cautions

Pregnancy and Lactation

  • Use sulfanilamide with caution during pregnancy if the benefits outweigh the risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies are not available or neither animal nor human studies were done.
  • Sulfanilamide is not recommended for use while breastfeeding.
References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/avc-sulfanilamide-345055

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