Generic Name: triple sulfa vaginal (TRIH pull SUL fa)Brand Names: Gyne Sulf, Sultrin Triple Sulfa, Trysul, V.V.S.
Triple sulfa is an antibacterial medication. It fights bacteria in the body.
Triple sulfa vaginal is used to treat vaginal infections caused by the bacteria Gardnerella vaginalis.
Triple sulfa vaginal may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.What is the most important information I should know about V.V.S. (triple sulfa vaginal)?Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your doctor or recommended in the package even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed.
Avoid wearing tight-fitting, synthetic clothing (such as pantyhose) that does not allow air circulation. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton and other natural fibers until the infection is healed.Avoid getting this medication in the eyes, nose, or mouth.What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using V.V.S. (triple sulfa vaginal)?
Do not use triple sulfa vaginal if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it or to another sulfa-based medicine.Triple sulfa vaginal is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether triple sulfa vaginal will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. Triple sulfa passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Wash your hands before and after using this medication.Insert the tablet or cream into the vagina using the applicator as directed. Triple sulfa vaginal is usually used twice a day, in the morning and evening.
Use this medication continuously for the prescribed amount of time, even during your menstrual period.
A sanitary napkin can be worn to prevent the medication from staining clothing but do not use a tampon.
If the infection does not clear up after one course of therapy has been finished, or if it appears to get worse, see your doctor. You may have another type of infection.Avoid getting this medication in the eyes, nose, or mouth. Store triple sulfa vaginal at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and apply only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use a double dose.
An overdose of triple sulfa vaginal is unlikely to occur. If you do suspect that a much larger than normal dose has been used or that triple sulfa vaginal has been ingested, contact an emergency room or a poison control center.
Avoid wearing tight-fitting, synthetic clothing (e.g., panty hose) that does not allow air circulation. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton and other natural fibers until the infection is healed.
Avoid sexual intercourse or use a condom to prevent spreading the infection to a sexual partner.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. These include burning, itching, irritation of the skin, and an increased need to urinate.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Avoid using other vaginal creams or douches during treatment with triple sulfa, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with triple sulfa vaginal. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over the counter medicines, including herbal products.
Triple sulfa vaginal is available with a prescription under several brand names. Other brand or generic formulations may also be available. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about this medication, especially if it is new to you.
Sultrin Triple Sulfa vaginal tablets
Sultrin Triple Sulfa vaginal cream
Dayto Sulfa vaginal cream
Gyne-Sulf vaginal cream
Trysul vaginal cream
V.V.S. vaginal cream