AVC Side Effects

Generic Name: sulfanilamide topical

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of sulfanilamide topical. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name AVC.

Not all side effects for AVC may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to sulfanilamide topical: vaginal cream, vaginal suppository

Stop using sulfanilamide vaginal and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, face, or tongue; or hives).

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use sulfanilamide vaginal and talk to your doctor if you experience

  • burning,

  • itching,

  • irritation of the skin, or

  • an increased need to urinate.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to sulfanilamide topical: vaginal cream, vaginal suppository

Local

Local side effects associated with sulfanilamide topical (the active ingredient contained in AVC) cream have included local sensitivity reactions in 0.2% of patients. Local sensitivity reactions (such as increased discomfort or a burning sensation) have occasionally been reported after topical sulfonamide use.[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. AVC Cream (sulfanilamide topical)" Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Swiftwater, PA.

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