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.
For the Consumer
Applies to sulfanilamide topical: vaginal cream
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have severe or worsening vaginal symptoms, such as itching and burning.
Although the risk of serious side effects is low when sulfanilamide is used in the vagina, side effects can occur if the medicine is absorbed into your bloodstream. Call your doctor at once if you have:
sudden weakness or ill feeling;
fever, chills, sore throat, mouth sores, red or swollen gums, trouble swallowing;
headache, hunger, weakness, confusion, irritability; or
dizziness, sweating, fast heart rate, or feeling jittery.
Common side effects may include:
mild burning after inserting the medicine.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to sulfanilamide topical: vaginal cream, vaginal suppository
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]
1. "Product Information. AVC Cream (sulfanilamide topical)" Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Swiftwater, PA.
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.
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