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Nonoxinol-9 is used as a spermicidal contraceptive along with other barrier methods of contraception (diaphragms or caps) to prevent pregnancy.

How it works

Nonoxinol-9 belongs to class of medications called spermicidal contraceptives. Nonoxinol-9 kills the sperms.

Common side effects

Pain, Application site reaction, Application site irritation, Burning sensation, Feeling of discomfort, Itching, Vulvar rash, Vulvar redness


Expert advice

  • 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 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)