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Sulfanilamide Topical Dosage

Medically reviewed on January 22, 2018.

Applies to the following strengths: 15%; 1.05 g

Usual Adult Dose for Vaginal Candidiasis

Cream: 1 applicatorful (about 6 g) intravaginally once or twice a day for 30 days

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

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Because sulfanilamide topical is absorbed from the vaginal mucosa, the usual precautions for oral sulfonamides apply. Patients should be observed for skin rash or evidence of systemic toxicity. Therapy should be discontinued if local or systemic manifestations of sulfonamide toxicity or sensitivity occur.

Patients should be advised to discontinue sulfanilamide topical if unusual local itching and burning occur, or other unusual symptoms develop. The medication should not be restarted without further consultation.

Vaginal applicators or inserters should be used with caution after the seventh month of pregnancy.

Safety and effectiveness have not been established in pediatric patients (less than 18 years of age).


Data not available

Other Comments

Symptoms should improve within a few days but therapy should be continued for 30 days.

For hygienic purposes, douching with a suitable solution may be recommended before insertion.

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