What you need to know before you use Pharmatex
Do not use Pharmatex:
– if you are allergic to benzalkonium chloride or any of the other ingredients of
– if you simultaneously use other vaginal medicines
– do not wash with soap immediately before and after sexual intercourse.
Warnings and precautions
Contraceptive effect depends primarily on correct use. Use before each sexual
intercourse irrespective of the day of the menstrual cycle. In case of repeated sexual
intercourse, always administer new dose. When using Pharmatex, do not wash with soap
before and after sexual intercourse, because it eliminates the contraceptive effect of
benzalkonium chloride. For external cleaning, use only clean water or special
Pharmatex product that does not contain soap base. Stop using the medicine, if you
get ulcers on the external genitalia.
Attention! Does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases!
For vaginal use only.
Other medicines and Pharmatex
Tell your pharmacist if you are using or have recently used any other medicines,
including over-the-counter medicines.
Do not use other vaginal preparations or wash with soap while using Pharmatex. Studies
have shown that Pharmatex does not affect condom quality.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
This medicine is intended for avoiding pregnancy.
How to use Pharmatex
Always use Pharmatex exactly as described in this leaflet. Check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure.
The contraceptive is used vaginally before each sexual intercourse irrespective of the day
of the menstrual cycle. Remove vaginal suppository from the package and, lying on the
back, insert into the vagina 5 minutes before sexual intercourse. The effect lasts for 4
hours. A new suppository must be introduced before each new sexual act. The
instructions for use should be precisely followed!
If you have the impression that the effect of Pharmatex is too strong or too weak, talk to
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Pharmatex can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
The medicine may in some cases cause allergy.
If any of the side effects gets serious or if you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor.
How to store Pharmatex
This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
Do not use Pharmatex after the expiry date which is stated on the carton. The expiry date
refers to the last day of that month.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help
protect the environment.
Contents of the pack and other information
What Pharmatex contains
– The active substance is benzalkonium chloride. One vaginal suppository contains 18.9
mg of active substance benzalkonium chloride.
– The excipients are: hydroxy propyl cellulose, semisynthetic glyceride (Witepsol S51).
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact your doctor.
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please contact your General Practitioner if appropriate regarding this product.
Packed for Europe market, that means the box and (or) information leaflet sometimes are only in Russian / Polish / Lithuanian or other language. In this case please refer to this listing description. Everything important is translated here.
The picture is for illustration only. The packaging can be changed by the manufacturer. The box in package will be folded flat.