diaphragm, Koro-Flex, Koromex, Ortho-Diaphragm

View Birth Control Slideshow Pictures

GENERIC NAME: DIAPHRAGM (DYE-uh-fram)

BRAND NAME(S): Koro-Flex, Koromex, Ortho-Diaphragm

Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

Please Note: The brand nanmes Koro-Flex, Koromex, and Ortho-Diaphragm have been discontinued.

USES: This barrier device is used to prevent pregnancy.

HOW TO USE: To be most effective, the diaphragm is used with a spermicide contraceptive as directed. Practice inserting and removing the diaphragm in the doctor's office to learn proper placement. Prior to sexual intercourse, place the proper amount of spermicide into the diaphragm and spread some around the outer ring. Insert the diaphragm into the vagina to cover the cervix. The diaphragm and spermicide should remain in place for 6-8 hours after the last act of intercourse (time is dependent upon the product information for the spermicide). The diaphragm should be removed as soon as possible after this time period. The diaphragm should not be worn continuously for more than 24 hours. If additional spermicide is required while the diaphragm is worn, the diaphragm should not be removed to apply the spermicide. Wash the diaphragm using warm, soapy water. Dry it and hold it to the light to check for any holes or tears. Place the diaphragm in the case for proper storage. A diaphragm must be refitted after childbirth and should be checked at every annual pelvic exam.

FDA Logo

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Selected from data included with permission and copyrighted by First Databank, Inc. This copyrighted material has been downloaded from a licensed data provider and is not for distribution, except as may be authorized by the applicable terms of use.

CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.

RxList Logo

Need help identifying pills and medications?

Use the pill identifier tool on RxList.

Subscribe to MedicineNet's Newsletters

Get the latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox!

By clicking Submit, I agree to the MedicineNet's Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of MedicineNet's subscriptions at any time.

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors