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sulfanilamide vaginal (cont.)

Who should not use sulfanilamide vaginal (AVC)?

Do not use sulfanilamide vaginal if you have had an allergic reaction to it or to any other sulfa-based medicine in the past.

Do not use sulfanilamide vaginal if you have a fever, abdominal pain, foul-smelling discharge, diabetes, HIV, or AIDS. Consult your doctor.

Sulfanilamide vaginal is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether sulfanilamide vaginal will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.

Sulfanilamide passes into breast milk. Do not use sulfanilamide vaginal without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use sulfanilamide vaginal (AVC)?

Use sulfanilamide vaginal exactly as directed by your doctor, or follow the directions that accompany the package. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Wash your hands before and after using this medication.

Insert the suppository or cream into the vagina using the applicator as directed, usually once or twice daily.

Use this medication continuously for the prescribed amount of time, even during your menstrual period.

You can use a sanitary napkin to prevent the medication from staining your clothing but do not use a tampon.

If the infection does not clear up after you have finished one course of therapy, or if it appears to get worse, see your doctor. You may have another type of infection.

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth.

Store sulfanilamide topical at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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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