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AVC Side Effects

Generic Name: sulfanilamide topical

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

For the Consumer

Applies to sulfanilamide topical: vaginal cream

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Very bad vaginal irritation.
  • Very bad skin irritation.
  • Signs of liver problems like dark urine, feeling tired, not hungry, upset stomach or stomach pain, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes.
  • Any unexplained bruising or bleeding.
  • Pale skin.
  • Feeling very tired or weak.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Irritation where this drug is used.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

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.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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