Contragel® green is a contraceptive gel to be used with the contraceptives diaphragm or cervical cap. The safety of these contraceptive methods is increased when using Contragel® green.
Before inserting the diaphragm or the cervical cap, place about one teaspoon (about 4 ml) of Contragel® green into the diaphragm or cervical cap. Please also not the instructions of your diaphragm or cervical cap.
Mechanism of action
Contragel® green forms an additional mechanical barrier in front of the cervix by means of the cellulose (gel-forming substance). The lactic acid contained in the product lowers the vaginal pH value. The increased acidity and the viscosity of the gel inhibit the motility of sperm cells. The safety of the formulation of this product containing lactic acid was already shown to be comparable to products containing nonoxynol-9 in 1989 (Dittrich 1989) in a comparative study of different gels and creams to be used with diaphragms, but with a considerably lower potential for side effects.
- Contragel ® green does not offer protection from sexually transmitted diseases
- Contragel ® green used without a diaphragm or cervical cap offers no contraception
- Water soluble and usable with natural rubber or polyurethane condoms
Water, lactic acid, sodium lactate, cellulose, sorbic acid
Available in pharmacies, specialist retailers or directly from KESSEL MEDintim.
EAN 40 13273 000208
60 g ge
CE 0124, medical device
Made in Germany