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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.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.