V.V.S.

1 What is V.V.S.?

Brand: V.V.S., Gyne Sulf, Sultrin Triple Sulfa

Generic: Triple Sulfa Vaginal

V.V.S. is an antibiotic drug, used to treat infection in the vagina caused by the bacteria Gardnerella vaginalis.

Read your medication guide and follow your doctor’s prescription at all times.

  • Insert the V.V.S. tablet or cream into vagina twice a day (morning/evening) using an applicator per doctor’s prescription.
  • The dosage depends on your medical condition or treatment response. Do not adjust your dose without your doctor’s recommendation.
  • Continuously use this medication even during your menstrual period. Wear sanitary napkin to prevent staining of clothes but do not use a tampon.
  • Always use loose-fitting clothing made of cotton or other fiber material until the infection is totally healed.
  • Do not let this medication get in contact with your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Use a condom during sexual contact or avoid sexual intercourse to prevent spreading the infection to your sexual partner.
  • Continue taking this medication on a regular schedule (same time of the day). Do not stop taking this medication abruptly without consulting your doctor.

Inform your doctor immediately if your condition aggravates or does not improve.

Use your missed dose as soon as possible. However, make sure that the time interval between the missed and the next dose is not too close. Otherwise, stick with the regular schedule and leave out the missed dose. Do not double dose to cover up a missed dose. Record your missed doses and inform your doctor immediately if you missed several doses.

V.V.S may interact with:

  • Other vaginal cream or other douches

Some drugs may either lessen the beneficial effects or worsen the side effects of V.V.S. Likewise; V.V.S. may make some drugs less efficient or intensify their side effects.

Make sure to inform your doctor about all other drugs you are currently taking or using (prescribed and non-prescribed medications including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products) to check for possible drug interaction with V.V.S.

Never alter the doses of other medications while on V.V.S. neither stop nor start any medicine without the doctor’s recommendation.

Side Effects: There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.

Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling

Before taking V.V.S., tell your health care provider if you have/are:

  • Any allergies to any substance, food or medication , particularly to triple sulfa vaginal (V.V.S.)
  • Pregnant, planning to get pregnant or currently breastfeeding a child (It is not known if V.V.S. can harm the unborn child but it can pass through the breast milk that may harm the nursing child. The risk and benefits of using this medication during pregnancy should be discussed well with your doctor.)
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