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Ortho-Gynol Contraceptive Side Effects

Generic name: octoxynol topical

Note: This document contains side effect information about octoxynol topical. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Ortho-Gynol Contraceptive.

Applies to octoxynol topical: topical cream, topical gel.


Genitourinary side effects from very frequent use of high concentration products may include irritation or damage to the vaginal and cervical epithelium.[Ref]


Hypersensitivity side effects have rarely been reported in both the male and female partners.[Ref]

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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.