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Spermicides (Vaginal)

Spermicides | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

Side Effects of This Medicine

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

    Check with a doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:


        Signs of toxic shock syndrome - for cervical caps or diaphragms

            Chills; confusion; dizziness; fever; lightheadedness; muscle aches; sunburn-like skin rash that is followed by peeling of the skin; unusual redness of the inside of the nose, mouth, throat, vagina, or insides of the eyelids

    Also, check with a doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:


        For females and males

          Skin rash, redness, irritation, or itching that does not subside or go away within a short period of time

        For females only

            Cloudy or bloody urine; increased frequency of urination; pain in the bladder or lower abdomen; pain on urination; thick, white, or curd-like vaginal discharge - with use of cervical caps or diaphragms only; vaginal irritation, redness, rash, dryness, or whitish discharge

Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. However, check with a doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:

    Less common

      Vaginal discharge (temporary) - for creams, foams, and suppositories; vaginal dryness or odor

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some people. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.

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