FDA Approved Phexxi, First and Only Non-Hormonal Prescriptio
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Phexxi is the first non-hormonal, on-demand, vaginal pH regulator contraceptive designed to maintain vaginal pH within the normal range of 3.5 to 4.5 – an acidic environment that is inhospitable to sperm.

ABOUT PHEXXI (lactic acid, citric acid and potassium bitartrate) VAGINAL GEL
Phexxi is indicated for the prevention of pregnancy in females of reproductive potential for use as an on-demand method of contraception.

LIMITATIONS OF USE
Phexxi is not effective for the prevention of pregnancy when administered after intercourse.

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Few cases (0.36%) of adverse reactions of cystitis, pyelonephritis and other upper urinary tract infection (UTI) have been reported in Phexxi clinical studies. Of these, one case of pyelonephritis was considered serious and required hospitalization. Avoid use of Phexxi in females of reproductive potential with history of recurrent urinary tract infection or urinary tract abnormalities.

ADVERSE REACTIONS
Most common adverse reactions (≥2%) were vulvovaginal burning sensation, vulvovaginal pruritus, vulvovaginal mycotic infection, urinary tract infection, vulvovaginal discomfort, bacterial vaginosis, vaginal discharge, genital discomfort, dysuria, and vulvovaginal pain.

Patients should be counseled on the following:
-To contact and consult their healthcare provider for severe or prolonged genital irritation or experiencing urinary tract symptoms.
-To discontinue Phexxi if they develop a local hypersensitivity reaction.
-That Phexxi does not protect against HIV infection or other sexually transmitted infections.

Source:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/us-fda-approves-evofem-biosciences-phexxi-lactic-acid-citric-acid-and-potassium-bitartrate-the-first-and-only-non-hormonal-prescription-gel-for-the-prevention-of-pregnancy-301064469.html
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Interesting read. However,far more superior and convinent methods are available. Maybe some gynecologist would be kind enough to highlight the user group for this new method.
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