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Phexxi (Lactic acid,Citric Acid and Potassium bitartrate) Vaginal Gel


Phexxi (Lactic acid,Citric Acid and Potassium bitartrate) Vaginal Gel

Prescription Required

1.8% / 1% / 0.4% 5g

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  • Product Details


    Phexxi is a hormone-free birth control gel containing lactic acid, citric acid, and potassium bitartrate.

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    US DailyMed, EU EMA


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    Legal status


    Chemical Name

    Lactic acid,Citric Acid and Potassium bitartrate

    Elimination half-life

    Not Available

    Dosage (Strength)

    1.8% / 1% / 0.4% 5g


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    Protein binding

    Not Available

    PubChem CID



    Not Assigned



    ATC code



    Not Assigned



    Routes of administration

    Vaginal applicators


    Phexxi is available in pre-filled vaginal applicators. Each applicator is for one-time use and contains 5 grams of gel with 1.8% lactic acid, 1% citric acid, and 0.4% potassium bitartrate.

    Follow the instructions that come with your prescription. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about any questions or concerns you have.

    The pre-filled applicator should be inserted into the vagina within one hour before vaginal intercourse. You should use a new applicator if you have vaginal intercourse more than one time within an hour. Once the applicator is inserted into the vagina, use your finger to push the plunger rod down until it stops to allow for the full dose of Phexxi gel. Remove the plunger rod and applicator from the vagina and place into the trash.


    Lactic acid, citric acid, and potassium bitartrate are the active ingredients in Phexxi.


    • Before you begin using Phexxi vaginal gel, tell your doctor:
      • About all the medications you take, including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins, and herbal supplements
      • About your allergies
      • About your health conditions
      • If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
      • If you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed
    • Phexxi does not prevent sexually transmitted infections.
    • Do not use Phexxi if you have a vaginal ring.
    • Do not use Phexxi if you or your partner is allergic to lactic acid, citric acid, potassium bitartrate, or any of Phexxi's other ingredients.
    • Do not use Phexxi if you have bladder or kidney infections that keep coming back.
    • Tell your doctor right away if you or your partner develop genital discomfort, or if you experience vaginal burning, itching, or discharge or if you develop a yeast infection, urinary tract infection, or bacterial vaginosis.

    Side Effects

    Phexxi can cause side effects. The most common include vaginal burning, vaginal itching, vaginal discomfort, vaginal pain, vaginal discharge, vaginal yeast infection, urinary tract infection, bacterial vaginosis, painful urination, and general discomfort. These are not all the possible side effects of Phexxi, so tell your doctor right away if you have side effects that are troublesome or persistent.


    1. Phexxi (lactic acid, citric acid, and potassium bitartrate) vaginal gel. San Diego, CA: Evofem, Inc.; 2022.
    2. Phexxi Instructions for Use. Evofem, Inc.; 2021.
    3. Phexxi. https://phexxi.com. Accessed March 18, 2022. 

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 13650

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