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Sulfonamides (Vaginal)

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • Anti-infective, vaginal

Sulfonamides (sul-FON-a-mides) , or sulfa medicines, are used to treat bacterial infections. They work by killing bacteria or preventing their growth.

Vaginal sulfonamides are used to treat bacterial infections. These medicines may also be used for other problems as determined by your doctor.

Vaginal sulfonamides are available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage forms:

  • Sulfanilamide
    • Cream (U.S. and Canada)
    • Suppositories (U.S.)
  • Triple Sulfa
    • Cream (U.S. and Canada)
    • Tablets (U.S.)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • AVC 1
  • Sultrin 2
  • Trysul 2

In Canada -

  • AVC 1
  • Sultrin 2

Another commonly used name is sulfathiazole, sulfacetamide, and sulfabenzamide .


For quick reference, the following vaginal sulfonamides are numbered to match the corresponding brand names.

This information applies to the following medicines
1. Sulfanilamide (sul-fa-NILL-a-mide)‡
2. TripleSulfa (TRI-pelSUL-fa)‡
‡ Generic name product may be available in the U.S.


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