Conquer your flow one day at a time with U by Kotex Security Tampons with super plus absorbency. Our super plus tampons are more absorbent than our regular Security tampons. The SATINSOFT applicator is super flexible for easy, comfortable insertion. Security tampons expand for reliable protection that you can count on for heavy flow days. Each box contains individually wrapped tampons that are latex-free, lotion-free and fragrance-free. These super plus absorbency tampons can hold 12-15 grams of fluid. This sanitary product is wearable for up to eight hours. For lighter or moderate flow days, choose U by Kotex Security Tampons in regular and super absorbencies.
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- Wash your hands first. Take off the tampon's plastic wrap and throw it away, but don't flush it.
- Check the applicator to make sure the string is firmly attached by giving it a little tug. Push gently on the plunger and make sure the tampon is positioned snugly against the applicator petals.
- To put in the tampon, find a comfortable position either sitting (with your knees apart) or standing with one foot elevated.
- Put the applicator tip into the opening of your vagina and gently glide it toward your lower back.
- Keep easing the applicator in until you're inserted as far as the ring of the outer insertion tube. Continue holding the applicator, and then push the inner tube into the outer tube.
- When the rings of the applicator are together, the tampon is in correctly. Gently remove both tubes, making sure the string is outside of your body. Do not flush.
- To remove the tampon, relax and pull on the string at the same angle as the tampon was inserted. Change your tampon every 4 to 8 hours, including overnight. Remove each tampon before putting in a new one. Remember to remove the last tampon at the end of your period.
- If you have trouble getting the tampon out, see your doctor or clinic for help.
These absorbency ranges and their corresponding terms are required to be used by all tampon manufacturers to indicate the amount of fluid absorbed using a standard laboratory test. Use the standardized absorbency ranges and terms to make comparisons between tampons of all manufacturers. Choose the minimum absorbency necessary to control your menstrual flow in order to reduce the risk of contracting TSS.
- Regular absorbency: 6-9 grams
- Super absorbency: 9-12 grams
- Super plus absorbency: 12-15 grams
ATTENTION: Tampons are associated with Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). TSS is a rare but serious disease that may cause death. Sudden fever (usually 102°F or more), vomiting, diarrhea, fainting or near fainting when standing up, dizziness, or a rash that looks like sunburn can all be warning signs of a rare but serious illness, Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). This illness can cause death. Should these symptoms occur, discontinue use and consult a physician immediately. You should also consult a physician before using tampons if you have had TSS warning signs in the past.
Women using tampons during their menstrual period are susceptible to the risk of contracting TSS. The reported risk of TSS is higher among teenage girls and women under 30 years of age, but it can occur at any age. The incidence of TSS is estimated to be 1 to 17 per 100,000 menstruating women and girls per year.
Studies indicate that higher absorbency tampons increase the risk of contracting TSS; therefore, we suggest you use tampons with the minimum absorbency needed to control menstrual flow in order to reduce the risk of contracting TSS. The chart on this package indicated the appropriate product for your different needs.
You may avoid the risk of getting tampon-associated TSS by not using tampons, and reduce the risk by alternating tampon use with the use of pads or pantiliners during your menstrual period. Please consult a physician if you have any further questions.
IMPORTANT: PLASTIC APPLICATORS ARE NON-FLUSHABLE
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