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Nonoxynol 9 Topical Dosage

Applies to the following strengths: 12.5%; 2%; 4%; 150 mg; 8%; 5%; 3%; 125 mg; 100 mg; 2.2%; 2.27%; 3.5%; 28%

Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Contraception

Vaginal film: Insert 1 film as far in to the vagina as possible against the cervix not less than 15 minutes or more than 3 hours before each act of intercourse

Vaginal foam: Insert one applicatorful of foam vaginally no more than 1 hour before each act of intercourse

Vaginal gel: Insert one applicatorful of foam vaginally before each act of intercourse; each applicatorful is effective immediately and up to 1 hour after application

Vaginal insert: Insert one insert vaginally at least 10 minutes before intercourse; provides 1 hour of protection

Renal Dose Adjustments

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Liver Dose Adjustments

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-Do not use if the patient or their sex partner has human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/ acquired immunodeficiency deficiency syndrome (AIDS); if status is unknown, use a different form of birth control.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.


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Other Comments

Administration advice:
-If douching is desired, wait at least 6 hours after intercourse before douching.

Patient advice:
-Read the complete directions and information before using.
-Use along with another contraceptive measure provides better protection against pregnancy.

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