AVC

Generic Name: Sulfanilamide

  • What is AVC?

    AVC is a vaginal cream used to treat certain fungal vaginal infections in women.

  • What is the most important information I should know about AVC?

    AVC can be absorbed vaginally and can appear in your bloodstream. Your doctor will monitor you regularly for any skin rash or systemic effects of this medicine.

    If you experience unusual local itching or burning, or unusual symptoms develop, stop using AVC and do not restart without first talking to your doctor.

    Use vaginal applicators or inserters with caution after the seventh month of pregnancy.

  • Who should not take AVC?

    Do not use AVC if you are allergic to it, any of its ingredients, or to sulfonamides.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of AVC?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with AVC. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Insert 1 applicatorful in your vagina 1-2 times a day for 30 days.

  • How should I take AVC?

    Use AVC exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use extra doses or use more often without asking your doctor.

    Your doctor may recommend douching with an appropriate solution before you insert AVC for hygienic purposes.

  • What should I avoid while taking AVC?

    Do not stop using AVC once you notice an improvement in your symptoms. Use it for the duration of time your doctor prescribed.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with AVC?

    No significant interactions have been reported with AVC at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of AVC?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: burning sensation, increased discomfort, itching

  • Can I receive AVC if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of AVC during pregnancy are unknown. AVC can be found in your breast milk if you use it while you are breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while you are using AVC; it may cause harm to your newborn. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of AVC?

    If you miss a dose of AVC, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store AVC?

    Store at room temperature. Protect from cold.