nonoxynol

nonoxynol

 [non-ok´sĭ-nol]
any of a group of compounds of the general composition, C15H24O(C2H4O)n, which are assigned a number according to the value of n. Nonoxynol 4, 15, and 30 are nonionic surfactants; nonoxynol 9 is a spermicide.

nonoxynol

(nō-nŏks′ĭ-nŏl)
A general class of surface-active agents with the basic formula of C15H24O(C2H4O)n, named with respect to the value of n. Nonoxynol 9 is a spermicide.

nonoxynol

a group of compounds of the general composition, C15H24O(C2H4O)n, which are assigned a number according to the value of n. Nonoxynol 4, 15 and 30 are nonionic surfactants; nonoxynol 9 is a spermaticide.
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Among the different nonoxynol derivatives designated as N1-N15, p-nonyl phenoxy polyethoxy ethanol (N-9) is reported to be the most potent spermicide (Shah et al.
Efficacy of nonoxynol 9 contraceptive sponge use in preventing heterosexual acquisition of HIV in Nairobi prostitutes.
The Food and Drug Administration is requiring manufacturers to include a warning label on all over-the-counter, stand-alone vaginal contraceptive and spermicide products containing nonoxynol 9; the label must say that the chemical does not protect against HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Latex condoms with nonoxynol nine provide the most protection.
cuneifolia extract have been standardized using known HIV inhibitors like AZT and nonoxynol -9 (Cipla Pvt.
Over-the-counter vaginal contraceptive drug products containing nonoxynol 9: required labeling (proposed rule).
Starpharma Holdings Limited (ASX:SPL, OTC: SPHRY), developer of VivaGel(R) vaginal microbicide today welcomed a decision by the US FDA this week requiring makers of products containing nonoxynol 9 (N9) to carry a warning that the products do not protect against sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS and that the use of N-9 products is associated with an increased risk of HIV.
The "Call to Discontinue Nonoxynol 9 for Rectal Use" campaign, launched by the Global Campaign for Microbicides, has been endorsed by many organisations and scientists.
The Today Sponge is a soft polyurethane sponge containing nonoxynol 9, a spermicide used by millions of women for more than 40 years.
Another study concluded that nonoxynol 9, the active ingredient in most spermicides, provides no protection against HIV (142: 54).
21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Starpharma Holdings Limited , developer of VivaGel(R) vaginal microbicide today welcomed a decision by the US FDA this week requiring makers of products containing nonoxynol 9 (N9) to carry a warning that the products do not protect against sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS and that the use of N-9 products is associated with an increased risk of HIV.