Caya®Gel is a contraceptive gel for use with the diaphragm and cervical cap contraceptive methods. Caya®Gel increases the safety of these contraceptive methods. Their use without a contraceptive gel has been proved to be less safe.
Caya® Gel is identical to the Contracep® green manufactured from 1972 to 2002 and ContraGel® green available in europe since 2005. This lactic acid based compostion was shown to be as safe as nonoxynol-9 containing products as long ago as 1989 (Dittrich 1989) in a comparative stdy of different diaphragm gels and creams, but was found to have a much lower potential to cause side effects.
Mode of action
Caya® forms, by means of the cellulose (gel-forming agent), an additional physical barrier in front of the cervix and lowers the pH of the vaginal fluid. The increased acidity and the viscosity of the gel have a motility inhibiting effect on the spermatozoa.
Before inserting into the vagina, place about one teaspoonful (about 4 ml) of Caya® Gel in the diaphragm or cervical cap. Then follow the instructions for inserting the diaphragm or cervical cap. The vaginal applicator is used optionally if additional gel is to be introduced in front of the already inserted diaphragm (e.g. the new Caya® contoured diaphragm, EAN 4013273001243) if intercourse is repeated. The vaginal applicator is re-usable. However, it should be washed in warm water after each use.
- Caya® Gel offers NO protection against sexually transmitted diseases.
- Caya® Gel IS NOT a safe contraceptive method when used alone without a mechanical barrier.
- Caya® Gel is soluble in water and compatible with natural latex rubber or polyurethane condoms.
Water, Lactic acid, Sodium lactate, Cellulose, Sorbic acid
Available at pharmacies or specialized distributors.
CE 0124, medical device
60 g gel with vaginal applicator
does not contain Nonoxynol-9
Store in a dry place (4–25° C). Always keep the tube closed. To be used within 3 months of opening.