Pharmatex - local contraceptive preparation with antiseptic and spermicide. It can prevent an unwanted pregnancy, and at the same time protect against certain types of infections. But not all agents of genital infections are showing sensitivity to it.
Release form and mechanism of action
Pharmatex (active ingredient - benzalkonium chloride) - a local contraceptive, which is produced by the French company "Laboratory Innotech International" in various dosage forms - vaginal tablets, vaginal suppositories, vaginal cream and vaginal swabs
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. Farmateksa analogs are drugs: benzalkonium chloride, intsidin extra micro 10+, nick-2, benzalkonium chloride.
Pharmatex able to damage the membrane of sperm, resulting in damage to the sperm becomes unable to fertilize an egg. As an antiseptic farmateks able to actively influence the pathogens that cause infections such as gonorrhea
Gonorrhea - self-ruled
, Trichomoniasis, genital herpes, some species of staphylococci. Not sensitive to it mycoplasmas, Gardnerella, pale treponema (syphilis) and fungi genus Candida.
Manufacturers indicate that the drug does not affect the normal microflora of the vagina and hormonal cycle, but it is obvious when applied correctly. If used farmateks long or even permanently, the natural vaginal flora may be affected.
Farmateks not absorbed into the mucosal surface it is placed only on the walls of the vagina. Remove it very simple - it is washed off with water. Furthermore, it is removed together with conventional vaginal secretions of women.
Indications and contraindications
Indications for use Farmateksa a temporary prevention of unwanted pregnancy for any woman of reproductive age having no contraindications to this:
- if you have the time or absolute contraindications to the use of hormonal contraceptives or IUDs, for example, after childbirth and during breast-feeding a child after an abortion, before the onset of menopause, if necessary, periodic of birth control (non-regular sexual intercourse), and pass receiving regular tablets hormonal contraceptives;
- farmateks can be used as an additional opportunity to prevent unwanted pregnancies when used vaginal diaphragm or IUD.
Contraindications for use Farmateksa are individual intolerance of components, the failure of women correctly, in accordance with the instructions to use the drug (for example, if she has a variety of mental disorders), inflammation of the vagina (colpitis - farmateks can translate sharp colpitis in chronic, brushing picture of the disease ), erosive and ulcerative processes in the mucosa of the vagina and cervix.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Breastfeeding - a personal choice
feeding is not a contraindication for use Farmateksa, since it is not absorbed into the blood stream and can not enter the human milk. In addition, studies have shown that this drug does not possess teratogenic properties, that is not able to cause birth defects.
Pharmatex - a drug that is used temporarily. If you use it all the time, it is quite possible violation of the natural microflora of the vagina
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, Which normally protects the mucosa from invading pathogens.
Furthermore, there may be side effects such as irritation of the vaginal mucosa and allergic reactions. Allergic reactions usually occur burning and itching, and require immediate discontinuation of the drug.
Farmateks significantly reduces the possibility of pregnancy, but does not eliminate it completely. Its effectiveness depends on the accuracy and the correct use of the drug. In this regard, manufacturers of the drug is recommended to combine it with barrier methods of protection against unwanted pregnancy (eg, vaginal diaphragm) or IUD.
When using Farmateksa soap can not be used for oral hygiene, because it destroys the active ingredient of the drug. For this purpose, use only clean water or a special foaming agent farmateks, which does not include soap. When using vaginal swabs farmateks can not take a bath, to bathe in any waters. Furthermore, it is impossible to additionally introduce other topical medications, since they can destroy the active ingredient Farmateksa.