DELFEN Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 014349/002.

Names and composition

"DELFEN" is the commercial name of a drug composed of NONOXYNOL-9.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
014349/002 DELFEN NONOXYNOL-9 AEROSOL/VAGINAL 12.5%

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
014349/002 DELFEN NONOXYNOL-9 AEROSOL/VAGINAL 12.5%
018683/001 TODAY NONOXYNOL-9 SPONGE/VAGINAL 1GM

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Anyone know anything about Delfen?
Anyone using Delfen? Or do you know anything about this foam spermicide from friends? I'm considering using it, but I would like to know more about side effects, personal experiences, pros and cons...possible long-term side effects...And if I use it with a condom, have I reduced my chances of getting... Asked by Stephany Hollopeter 1 month ago.

Anyone using Delfen? Or do you know anything about this foam spermicide from friends? I'm considering using it, but I would like to know more about side effects, personal experiences, pros and cons...possible long-term side effects... And if I use it with a condom, have I reduced my chances of getting pregnant to almost zero? Answered by Daniele Ryberg 1 month ago.

Great question... Delfin is a spermicide, and a very effective one at that-- when used as you describe-- with a condom. By itself, spermicide is only about 60-70% effective, but with a condom it's almost as effective as the pill-- 95-98%. Some of the pluses of this method are that insertion is easy-- if you can use a tampon you can insert spermicide. Also, it does not have an effect on a woman’s natural hormones-- so women that have side effects from hormonal contraception can use spermicides. And, it's single use-- so there really are no long term side effects. But, if not used exactly as directed, these products may not form a good barrier over the cervix. Some women also complain of messiness or leakage, sometimes hours later. Spermicide can also irritate the penis or vagina. In fact, some people can be allergic to it. Switching brands may solve this problem, but sometimes there are people that can't use it at all. Some women also complain of burning when they urinate after using spermicide. Personally, I used the contraceptive sponge along with a condom. It was less messy, and I found it less likely to irritate my vagina. But, everyone is different. I also found the leakage to be a little too much--- especially on the occasions where it happened hours later. Hope this helps!! Answered by Erich Cullop 1 month ago.


Anyone gotten pregnant while using JUST Delfen Foam as contraception?
I just learned that I am pregnant. My partner and I have been using foam for about 9-10 months, and up to this point it has worked. He was not interested in using condoms. Anyhow, I am pregnant - and the foam apparently failed (we used it EVERY time). Just curious if there are others out there that have a... Asked by Pearle Wheatley 1 month ago.

I just learned that I am pregnant. My partner and I have been using foam for about 9-10 months, and up to this point it has worked. He was not interested in using condoms. Anyhow, I am pregnant - and the foam apparently failed (we used it EVERY time). Just curious if there are others out there that have a similar scenario with contraceptive foam... Thanks...and please no pep talks on birth control and pg...I am a grown woman and understand all of that. Just curious about some real experiences. Answered by Larry Bardney 1 month ago.

a friend of mine got pregnant using it over a year. I was on the shot for 4 years and me and my husband still got pregnant as well. Sometimes just meant to be. Answered by Cherish Mcneary 1 month ago.


Does any one use Ortho Options Delfen Vaginal Contraceptive Foam?
how do you guys like this product.. Asked by Malcolm Fiebig 1 month ago.

dude i mean omg get a life anyways my friends say its bad and to cheap and it sucks Answered by Rebecka Wineberg 1 month ago.


Questions about birth control...?
Does it effect your period at all? When you should take it when you want to have sex? How much does it cost? Where can you get it? Best brand? Asked by Michell Kotarski 1 month ago.

There are a lot of types of birth control. Condoms: Use whatever brand suits you. Delfen Foam: You can use it vaginally just prior to sex. (simplifies it for women).l IUD-installed inside the uterus. Causes some cramping and pain. Sometimes you can actually get pregnant with one implanted, and then you'll end up trying to figure out if you'll need a D & C to scrape the uterus. Not a happy option. Birth Control Pills prescribed medication("The Pill" also known as Hormones). This can work is you take one every day at the same time. However, many women (about 10 percent) find that they are still pregnant after using it, especially if they miss a day or take it at varying times Birth control Pills can also create terrible migraine headaches in some women. The Pill Usually makes your periods lighter and can even get rid of facial acne. If you have a tubal ligation, they cut and tie your fallopian tubes. The odds of getting pregnant after this are RARE, but I knew one woman who did. This basically keeps you from EVER getting pregnant. A reversal surgery is required to try to restore you to being fertile. (a girlfriend of mine had a reversal, and eventually she had a fourth son). If you have a hysterectomy, you will not ever become pregnant again. You will also completely stop your period. forever. Great form of birth control if you NEVER want children and your OB/GYN will agree to it. Answered by Harlan Aidt 1 month ago.

I know a lot of people that have benefitted from birth control as far as lightening and shortening the period, but I'm not positive about the menstrual pain. I would think that if the period were lighter, the pains would lessen. However, I don't know that birth control is the best option if it's just a pretty normal period with cramping. Doctors will prescribe it for abnormally bad periods normally. For typical cramping, I would recommend taking 2-3 Ibuprofen every 5 hours or so for a day or two before she expects to start her period into the first day or two of it. A doctor suggested this to me because he said it would relax the muscles and prevent cramping before it started. It worked really well and I've had far less problems since then. The only issue with this prescription is overdoing the Ibuprofen as it can harm your liver when taken excessively - so be cautious not to do it for too long. Answered by Rodger Hitchko 1 month ago.

Some birth control does effect your menstrual cycle depending on what you take. There's alot of different forms you can use, the pill, the shot, the ring, the patch and some other sifferent forms. What ever you decide to take the frequency is different like the patch you change it once a week the pill you take once a day the shot you get once every three months. You can get it from pretty much any MD or at like a family planning facility the costs all vary. Answered by Carlos Mildenhall 1 month ago.

You can get condoms at the store. Other forms of birth control you have to get from a doctor or Planned Parenthood. The doctor will tell you about the different kinds of birth control and when you have to take them. Answered by Particia Tola 1 month ago.

Go see a gyno Dr. they will tell you all the pros and cons for your age and body. This is not the best place to find out the honest facts. PS I got pregnant on the pill. Answered by Orpha Sasengbong 1 month ago.

It depends what type of birth control you want. Are you thinking of the pill? Answered by Cori Gaulin 1 month ago.


What is going on? some help?
ive also been peeing a lot at night Asked by Margareta Motta 1 month ago.

me and my husband are not trying to conceive right now, so we use delfen foam(another form of contraceptives). im waiting for my period to start my BC. i didn't have a period the whole month of October. i took a test 4 days ago and it was neg. This morning i started a cold, i have sore throat, running nose, feel a little warm, and im also tired a lot. am i having symptoms of pregnancy? Answered by Evette Dillinger 1 month ago.

no dear, you're having symptoms of a cold. lol Answered by Gregory Adames 1 month ago.


I AM CURRENTLY ON BIRTH CONTROL BUT HAVE GAIN ABOUT 30 LBS. I WANT TO GET OFF TO LOOSE WEIGHT, SUGGESTIONS?
iM LOOKING TO LOOSE WEIGHT AND FIND ANOTHER BIRTH CONTROL THE WONT MAKE ME GAIN IT i DO EXCERISE [[ A LOT OF WALKING ]] AND I TRY MY BEST TO EAT HEALTHY AND I STILL GAINED A LOT OF WEIGHT OVER THE PAST 2 YRS [[ SINCE I HAD MY DAUGHTER]] Asked by Yvette Scatton 1 month ago.

The non-steroidal/hormone contraceptive that has the next best protection is Delfen foam. It is a spermidical and has been proven to have a better success rate than condoms - although it can be used in combination with a condom. Can be bought over the counter at a pharmacy. I am an ex pharmacist Answered by August Zarella 1 month ago.


Contraceptive Jelly & Personal Lube...?
I am planning of getting married in a couple of months and even thou I am taking an oral birth control pill, by soon to be husband is wondered about any "accidents" of the birth control not working... So I was looking into maybe getting contraceptive jelly or spermicide... Well after some looking around I... Asked by Sidney Hilts 1 month ago.

I am planning of getting married in a couple of months and even thou I am taking an oral birth control pill, by soon to be husband is wondered about any "accidents" of the birth control not working... So I was looking into maybe getting contraceptive jelly or spermicide... Well after some looking around I thought that maybe Ortho Options Delfen Vaginal Contraceptive Foam would be a good choice, but my only question is - can you still use a personal lube like KY with a product like this or a similar product...?? Answered by Angel Tsemetzis 1 month ago.

ew no they don't work well, they smell funny, and they turn you off. they're a waste of effort and money. trust me! Answered by Sherice Oman 1 month ago.


Large amount of thick, light peachy-yellow vaginal discharge with flakes of gelatin-like stuff...?
Well, I wasn't trying to try new wacky things, my gyno knows me and my body and recommended I tried it. I asked her if it would irritate me and she said it probably wouldn't. I guess she lied! And yeah, it's that Delfen nonoxyl-9 stuff. Asked by Rochelle Masini 1 month ago.

Been on the pill for about a year now,no problems. Recently started using contraceptive foam instead of condoms. Seemed fine until a few days ago. I've had a lot of discharge. It seems to be a mix of 2 types. Most of it is chunky, thick and creamy yellowish(almost peachy). Then in that, there seems to be the stringy egg-white type, but not clear, yellowish, and there are random strings of light brown ones with dark brown in it. Blood? Some of it also seems clearer and flaky. Kinda like tiny pieces of shredded plastic wrap but gelatin like. Odd, I know. Never seen that before. Yesterday, after wiping my vag, noticed blood, not really part of discharge but seemed like a couple droplets of it, bright red. It is scented, and my gyno said I was probably sensitive to soaps and I can't have bubble baths or anything of the like, or it will result in a yeast infection. One of my friends has apparently tried this foam and also had an infection. So is this an infection or wha Answered by Elliot Mckeon 1 month ago.

It actually sounds like you may have developed an irritation and inflammation internally from the foam..the brown substance is old blood. yellowish substance is usually sign of infection. Clear substance is just normal body mucuos but you sound like you are having an over production of mucuos which can be caused when your body is having an allergic reaction to the foam. Make an appointment with your GYN and she can take a swab of the internal area to be sure you did not develop an infection from the irritation caused the an allergic reaction by the foam because sometimes it can get a little raw (thus the blood) and with your bodies normal bacteria or yeast internally you can develop and infection whether it be yeast or bacteria. Stop using the foam and call your doc. Answered by Pamelia Epling 1 month ago.

Contraceptive foam is usually nonoxynol-9. It can be very irritating, especially if you're sensitive to anything down there. I tried the contraceptive jelly and had major problems. I then tried the contraceptive film, and found it wasn't as irritating. I did find that one weekend where I used it a whole lot, it was still irritating, but still not nearly as bad as the jelly was. Have a doctor check you out to make sure you don't have an infection. But you're most likely going to want to stop using the foam. Answered by Rochelle Mccammack 1 month ago.

YEs girl! you may eventually develop a yeast infection. Especially if you contine to use the foam. Stop trying new things and stick to the normal contraceptives. Answered by Rosetta Vickerman 1 month ago.


Is it safe to have sex with my boyfriend even though I'm not on the pill yet?
My boyfriend and I are planning to have sex for Valentine's Day for the first time but I'm not on the pill yet and although we plan on using a condom, I'm worried I could get pregnant becuase he has "strong" sperm. Asked by Pearlene Ikeda 1 month ago.

Strong sperm or weak sperm, you're always in danger of getting pregnant when you have sex. Even if he doesn't come inside you there's a chance you could get pregnant. The pill is one of the best birth control methods. Condoms are only good protection if you use them right.. Be sure to use a name-brnd condom (Like trojans), not those cheapo ones boys get in the dispenser in the men's room. Don't use one he's been carrying in his wallet for the past three years--they get worn out from sitting on them and stuff. Be sure not to let him touch you with his penis until he puts the rubber on. If the rubber splits while you're using it put another one on right away. (You should always have two or three of them unless you want to stop sex altogether if one breaks). Also if it slips off, don't put it back on--dry his penis and put on a new one. Also, use a spermaticide cream or jelly in your vagina. If you do all of that you should be okay. Before I moved out I didn't dare ask my parents for the pill, so I always used Delfen cream and my bfs always used a rubber. That way if the rubber broke there was a fair chance the spermaticide in the cream would kill all the sperms. (I never had a rubber break inside of me, but one of my boyfriends said he had one break once.) Neither of my bfs ever asked if we could do it "bareback" 'cause they knew me. Answered by Ashlea Nethken 1 month ago.

Then go to planned parent hood if you want to have sex, and you don't feel secure with the condom. Condoms are pretty strong though, You shouldn't worry so much. And if you still aren't happy with the condom and the pill. I'll give you some advice that I do :D LOL I test the condom after My boyfriend And I are done. Run water in the condom and Squeeze it to check for any holes ... haha Crazy? But its efficient.. So if you find any leak in the condom you obviously know you have sperm in you, and you go right away and Buy a Plan B (Morning After Pill) Answered by Georgie Nalbandian 1 month ago.

I wouldn't. It only takes once for that condom to break....and if it does, where's your back up? If you're worried about getting pregnant, wait until you can at least get on the pill. And remember, the responsibility that comes with sex is that you're ready to take the risk that at any time, no matter what, you could always get pregnant. And strong sperm??? There's no such thing. Almost every man's sperm is "strong" at getting a girl pregnant. Answered by Allen Paoli 1 month ago.

I don't want to put you down but if you believe that there are different "strengths" of sperm and that they can effect the condom then my guess is that you are far too poorly informed about sex (probably too young too) to be considering it. Sex is certainly not something you should enter into without knowing the facts. Condoms, when used properly, have a greater than 99% success rate at preventing prgnancy and sexually transmitted infections BUT do you or your boyfriend know how to use a condom properly... is it a risk you are willing to take Answered by Everette Lockley 1 month ago.

if he has strong sperm you may want to consider doubling up the condoms...those little bastards can dig there way through anything! Answered by Katlyn Hilvers 1 month ago.

Of course, as long as you use a condom. Answered by Josef Patnode 1 month ago.


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