Today Sponge Vaginal Contraceptive4.1 14.0
Size/Count 3.0 ea
- Provides 24-hour, 3-way protection
- Not messy, safe & effective
- Disposable & easy to use
Today® Sponge is a soft polyurethane foam sponge containing nonoxynol 9, a spermicide used by millions of women for more than 20 years in other forms of intravaginal drug products.
Today Sponge has a unique 3-way action which provides safe and effective protection without hormones.
- 24-hour protection
- Not messy
- Easy to use
- Allows spontaneity
Today Sponge provides 3-way protection:
- Today Sponge blocks the sperm's path.
- Today Sponge absorbs sperm.
- Today Sponge continuously releases an effective spermicide which quickly kills sperm on contact.
Made in USA
- Before using, read enclosed consumer information leaflet for complete directions and information
- wet the sponge thoroughly with clean water, squeeze gently until sponge is very sudsy.
- with the dimple side inside, fold sponge. With strong loop on bottom end, insert the sponge deep into the vagina (see diagram in enclosed leaflet.)
- protection begins right away and lasts for 24 hours even with repeated acts of intercourse.
- wait 6 hours after last intercourse before removing sponge.
- do not leave sponge in vagina for longer than 30 hours.
- if you have trouble removing or remove only part of the sponge from vagina, contact the Mayer Labs Product Support Line (1-877-494-2525) or a health professional right away.
Do not use if sealed pouch is open of if blue border around the sealed pouch is torn or broken.
In clinical studies about 1 out of 10 women (9-11%) got pregnant during the first year of use when using this product correctly all the time. The possibility of getting pregnant increase to about 1 out of 7 women (13-16%) when this product was not used correctly. Correct use of a latex condom by your partner with every sexual act will help reduce the risk of transmission of the AIDS virus (HIV) and many STDs. Studies have raised safety concerns that products containing the spermicide nonoxynol 9 can irritate the vagina and rectum. Sometime this irritation has no symptoms. This irritation may increas the risk of getting HIV/AIDS from an infected partner. You can use nonoxynol 9 for birth control with or with out a condom if you have sex with only one partner who is not infected with HIV/AIDS and who has no other sexual prtners with HIV risk factors. When used correctly every time you have sex, latex condoms greatly reduce , but do not eliminate, the risk of catching or spreading HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Use a latex condom without nonoxynol 9 if you or your sex partner has HIV/AIDS, multiple sex partners, or other HIV risk factors. Ask a health professional if you have question about your best birth control and STD prevention methods.
Store at 20-25° C (68-77° F)
© 2009 Mayer Laboratories, Inc
Today is a registered trademark of Alvogen Group, Inc.
Shipping Weight (in lbs): 0.13 Product in inches (LxWxH): 3.05x 2.95x 3.35
Item Code: 503363
For vaginal use only. Not for rectal (anal) use.
Toxic Shock Syndrome: Some cases of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) have been reported in women using barrier contraceptives, including the sponge. TSS is a rare, but serious disease that may cause death. Warning signs of TSS include fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain, dizziness, faintness, or a sunburn-like rash on face or body. If you have any of these signs, remove the sponge and get medical help right away.
Allergy Alert: This product contains sodium metabisulfite which may cause severe allergic reactions in some people. Do not use if you are allergic to sulfites. Do not use if you have ever had an allergic reaction to nonoxynol 9 or to this product.
Sexually transmitted diseases alert: This product does not protect against the AIDS virus (HIV) or other STDs.
Do not use: within the first six weeks after giving birth, if you have had Toxic Shock Syndrome or during your menstrual period. Ask a doctor before use if you have recently had a miscarriage or an abortion. Been told that you should not become pregnant, a vaginal or uterine condition, such as vaginal septum or uterine prolapse, which may keep the product from working, or a new partner, multiple sex partners, or unprotected sex. Frequent use (more than once a day) of this product can increase vaginal irritation, which may increase the risk of getting the AIDS virus (HIV) or other STDs from infected partners. Ask a doctor or health professional for your best birth control method.
Stop use and ask a doctor if you or your partner get burning, itching, a rash or other irritation of the vagina or penis. You or your partner have difficult or painful urination, you get abdominal pain, fever, chills, or foul-smelling vaginal discharge or if you become pregnant.
Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.