You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to nonoxynol 9 or to sulfites. Do not use this medicine within the first 6 weeks after giving birth, or during your menstrual period. You should not use this medicine if you have had Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS).
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of the used medicine applicator(s), containers and any leftover medicine after you have finished your treatment. You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed.
Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have given birth before, had a miscarriage or abortion, or if you have been told that you should not become pregnant. Also tell your doctor if you have problems with your vagina or uterus which may keep the product from working.
Some women using barrier methods of birth control, such as sponge, have developed a rare but serious disease known as Toxic Shock Syndrome. If you start having fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, faintness, muscle pain, or a sunburn-like rash on your face or body while using this medicine, remove the sponge and call your doctor right away.
You may still need to use another form of birth control, such as condom or diaphragm, for added protection against pregnancy. This medicine is not as effective as the pill or IUD. Ask your doctor about this.
If you have signs of pregnancy such as a late menstrual period, ask your doctor before using this medicine.
This medicine will not protect you from getting HIV or AIDS, or other sexually transmitted diseases. If this is a concern for you, talk with your doctor.
Do not use this medicine if you or your sex partner has HIV or AIDS. This medicine can irritate the vagina and rectum, which may increase the risk of getting HIV or AIDS.