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 22 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)