Proper Use

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Vaginal sulfonamides usually come with patient directions. Read them carefully before using this medicine.

This medicine is usually inserted into the vagina with an applicator. However, if you are pregnant, check with your doctor before using the applicator.

To help clear up your infection completely, it is very important that you keep using this medicine for the full time of treatment, even if your symptoms begin to clear up after a few days. If you stop using this medicine too soon, your symptoms may return. Do not miss any doses. Also, do not stop using this medicine if your menstrual period starts during the time of treatment.

Dosing

The dose medicines in this class will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of these medicines. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

For sulfanilamide

  • For vaginal dosage form (cream):
    • For bacterial infections:
      • Adults and teenagers—One applicatorful (approximately 6 grams) inserted into the vagina one or two times a day for thirty days.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
  • For vaginal dosage form (suppositories):
    • For bacterial infections:
      • Adults and teenagers—One suppository inserted into the vagina one or two times a day for thirty days.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

For triple sulfa

  • For vaginal dosage form (cream):
    • For bacterial infections:
      • Adults and teenagers—At first, one applicatorful (approximately 4 to 5 grams) inserted into the vagina two times a day for four to six days. Then, your doctor may lower your dose to one-half to one-quarter applicatorful two times a day. Use when you wake up and just before you go to bed.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
  • For vaginal dosage form (tablets):
    • For bacterial infections:
      • Adults and teenagers—One tablet inserted into the vagina two times a day for ten days.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.