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    Nonoxinol-9/Nonoxynol

    Information about Nonoxinol-9/Nonoxynol

    Nonoxinol-9/nonoxynol uses

    Nonoxinol-9/Nonoxynol is used as spermicidal (kill sperms) contraceptives.

    How nonoxinol-9/nonoxynol works

    Nonoxinol-9/nonoxynol kills the sperms by breaking their outer covering.

    Common side effects of nonoxinol-9/nonoxynol

    Burning sensation, Application site irritation

    Available Medicine for Nonoxinol-9/Nonoxynol

    No medicine available

    Expert advice for Nonoxinol-9/Nonoxynol

    • Diaphragm/cap with nonoxinol-9 should be put in place inside the vagina before intercourse and left there for at least six hours after intercourse.
    • If you have intercourse more than three times a day, nonoxinol-9 may cause genital skin problems and increase the chances of you getting HIV (AIDS) infection.
    • Nonoxinol-9 does not protect against HIV (AIDS) or other sexually transmitted diseases, you must use a latex condom to protect against the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STD).
    • Do not use petroleum jelly (Vaseline), mineral oil (baby oil), or any oil-based vaginal and rectal preparations while using nonoxinol-9.
    • Discontinue use of nonoxinol-9 if vaginal or penile irritation occurs.
    • Do not leave a diaphragm in the vagina for longer than 24 hours.
    • Breast feeding mothers should consult the doctor before using nonoxinol-9.


    Content on this page was last updated on 19 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)