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VCF Contraceptive Fragrance free Gel Pre-Filled Applicators - 10ct

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$11.99 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Hormone free birth control
  • Safe and Effective
  • #1 OTC Female Contraceptive for over 20 years
  • Easy To Use
  • Kills sperm on contact
  • Gel is applied prior to intercourse & last up to 1 hour
  • Can be used with or without a condom

Description

With VCF Vaginal Contraceptive Gel Pre-Filled Applicators, you are in control of your body and in protecting yourself against unwanted pregnancy. Enjoy intimacy more with the knowledge that you have protected yourself from getting pregnant.

Effectiveness of any contraceptive method is directly related to the accuracy and consistency with which the method is used. Therefore, it’s important that you follow the directions carefully, otherwise, as with any contraceptive, reliability cannot be assured. This method of birth control must be used each and every time you have sex, regardless of the time of the month or the time of last application. Ask a doctor before use if you have been told that you should not become pregnant. Remember, no product can guarantee 100% effectiveness in pregnancy prevention.
Health Facts: Contains Nonoxynol-9, No Fragrance Added
Package Quantity: 1
Material: Gel
Features: Contains Spermicide
TCIN: 16733458
UPC: 048723105312
Item Number (DPCI): 245-03-0471
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Active ingredients

nonoxynol-9(4%).

Purpose

Vaginal Contraceptive..

Directions

For maximum protection against unwanted pregnancy, follow the enclosed directions exactly. Insert one applicatorful into the vagina prior to intercourse (See complete, illustrated directions on package insert). Each applicatorful is effective immediately and up to one hour after application. An additional applicatorful is required prior to each act of intercourse, regardless of time since last application.

Other information

Studies have raised safety concerns that products containing the spermicide nonoxynol-9 can irritate the vagina and rectum. Sometimes this irritation has no symptoms. This irritation may increase the risk of getting HIV/AIDS from an infected partner. You can use nonoxynol-9 for birth control with or without a diaphragm or condom if you have sex with only one partner who is not infected with HIV and who has no other sexual partners or HIV risk factors. When used correctly every time you have sex, latex condoms greatly reduce, but do not eliminate, the risk of catching or spreading HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Use a latex condom without nonoxynol-9 if you or your sex partner has HIV/AIDS, multiple sex partners, or other HIV risk factors. Ask a health professional if you have questions about your best birth control and STD prevention methods. Store at room temperature 59 degrees - 86 degrees F (15 - 30 degrees C). Avoid exposure to extremes of hot and cold.

Inactive ingredients

cmc 7mf, lactic acid, methylparaben, potassium sorbate, propylene glycol, purified water, pvp k 30, simethicone, sodium benzoate, sorbitol solution, trisodium edta

Question or comments?

800-879-2393

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 6.3 inches length x 3.6 inches width x 3 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.35 pounds

Return details

This item can be returned to any Target store or Target.com.
This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
See the return policy for complete information.

Q: Can I buy this gel without prescription?

submitted by Janet - 6 months ago
  • A: Yes! VCF is an over the counter product!

    submitted byApothecus - 6 months ago
  • A: Yes, VCF products are all over the counter and require no prescription!

    submitted byApothecus - 5 months ago

Q: Is it safe with condom use too

submitted by Somebody - 4 years ago
  • A: VCF can be used as a back up to other contraceptive methods, like a condom.

    submitted bykdapothecus - 4 years ago
  • A: it say yes it in the directions

    submitted byjay - 4 years ago

Q: Does this work after intercourse?

submitted by Me - 5 years ago
  • A: No, VCF is not an emergency contraceptive product, and must be inserted prior to intercourse.

    submitted bykdapothecus - 4 years ago
  • A: no as in placed in before INTERCOURSE READ THE DIRECTIONS

    submitted byjay - 4 years ago

Q: Does it make intercourse messy?

submitted by Anonymous - 1 month ago
  • A: No, once inserted the gel creates a barrier over the cervix, it should not come out.

    submitted byApothecus - 8 days ago

Q: Can you stop get pregnant using this

submitted by Ashley - 11 months ago
  • A: Yes, this is a contraceptive that is used PRIOR to intercourse to prevent pregnancy.

    submitted byApothecus - 10 months ago

Q: Is this safe for breastfeeding mothers? does any ingredients pass through into breastmilk or harmful to infant?

submitted by Lynn - 1 year ago
  • A: Yes, this product is completely safe for breast-feeding mothers! There are no hormones or toxic chemicals in our ingredients!

    submitted byApothecus - 1 year ago

Q: How many minutes should it be inserted prior to intercourse?

submitted by Diane - 2 years ago
  • A: After the gel is inserted it is effective immediately!

    submitted byApothecus - 2 years ago

Q: Dose it have 100 mg of nonoxynol-9 per dose.

submitted by Nikki - 3 years ago
  • A: The VCF contraceptive gel has approximately 100 mg of non-oxynol9 in each pre-filled applicator.

    submitted byApothecus - 3 years ago

Q: Does this product have a smell to it?

submitted by Jordan4181 - 4 years ago
  • A: VCF does not contain any added flavor or scent, but may smell medicinal.

    submitted bykdapothecus - 4 years ago

Q: what is the expiration date for this product?

submitted by kay - 5 years ago
  • A: Expiration dates will vary based on when you purchase; the Gel has a shelf life of 2 years.

    submitted bykdapothecus - 4 years ago
3.8 out of 5 stars with 134 reviews
47% would recommend
42 recommendations
quality: 3.03 out of 5
value: 2.76 out of 5

Use with additional protection

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
JGrif - 27 days ago, Verified purchaser
Soooooo yeah I was using this (with no other contraception as I can’t take birth control) and ended up pregnant lol. I feel it’s effective BUT is not a guarantee. Please use with another form of contraception to be on the safe side. Luckily I was avoiding pregnancy just “delaying” it but that didn’t work too long ha.
value: 3 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
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It works!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Luni - 1 month ago
I use this product alongside condoms with an additional occasional pull out method as I cannot be on bcontrol and my spouse and I are not wanting anymore kiddos. Not pregnant yet, and I feel safer using it. No UTIs. I practice going pee after relations, as ANYONE SHOULD for any method of intercourse. Adds lubricant too.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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💯

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Samantha - 3 months ago
Effective, sensitive, and convenient. Have been using for over 15 years and no unplanned pregnancies.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
19 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

1 Month so far so good

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Monii - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
With this and the pull-out method, I can't complain. I would use condoms if I'm ovulating to be on the safe side. Adds lubrication as well.
10 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

No burning or pregnancy!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Violet - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
Been using this for a couple months with absolutely no issue as others are describing. No burning, itching or tubes with no product and definitely no pregnancy. I have used the film before but found having to wait 20 mins before use annoying and loved how this one was instant. My partner barely notices it and neither of us have had any utis. Some things just don’t work well for others but this works for us perfectly!
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Causes yeast infection and loss of sensation

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
nothankyou - 5 months ago
Gave myself, gf, and partner all yeast infections. Do not buy. the film option works great! The gel does not work, causes discomfort, loss of sensation, and then passable infections
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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Don't buy

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Happy Tumeric Girl - 5 months ago
Don't buy - gave me a uti & bv
5 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

Do not buy!

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Mercades - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Burning, itching, odor.. I have never in my life had this odor.. I’m sure I have an infection now. Only used twice in three days and I’m so uncomfortable. I’m probably going to have to get in to see my ob/gyn…
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Disappointing

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Christina - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
Never had a uti in my entire life until I started using these. Disappointed because I liked the idea of an OTC non hormonal birth control.
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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GOT PREGNANT THREE TIMES

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
anonmejia - 11 months ago
Don’t use I got pregnant every month I used this gel. Or use it every single day the week you ovulate……
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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I GOT PREGNANT (dont buy)

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
aboyd - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
I ended up getting pregnant so…. Safe to say it didn’t work.
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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The UTI reviews were right

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Thia - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
I was looking for a birth control alternative until it came time to have my IUD put in. I thought this would be a great idea since it is hormone free and my boyfriend and I wouldn’t be able to tell it was there. I read many of the good reviews thinking that the bad ones were flukes. Nope. The ones about UTIs were right. I just bought this and used it once last Friday. I’ve definitely had some UTIs before and yesterday my body felt funny like one was coming on. I hoped for the best thinking I was wrong. Today is the following Tuesday and now I know for sure I have a UTI. I only used one tube and it certainly does give a burning sensation that is uncomfortable even after the 6 hours it recommends before washing. I thought maybe I was just sensitive to the product, but even that would have been weird because I don’t typically have sensitivity issues. I’ll be finding another contraceptive for sure. Not worth it in my opinion.
quality: 2 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
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20% was unuseable

2 out of 5 stars
HBJ - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
The product works fine, however, I was only able to use eight of the ten applicators. It comes with the applicator in two pieces - the tube containing the spermicide and then a stick that is placed into the applicator to push it out. On two of the applicators, the seal that is intended to be pushed on to expel the product had come out. I could put it back in and then push the product out, but the product was very thick and unable to be spread because it had dried out from being exposed to air. I'll buy it again because there aren't really any other options, but I'm quite disappointed that the quality of the packaging is so poor. I wish I could get this in a tube without the pre-filled applicators.
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Got pregnant!

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Ellechim - 1 year ago
Used this in combination with withdrawal method and got pregnant anyway
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Great & non-irritating!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Summer Wilks - 1 year ago
I first used Phexxi with my Caya diaphragm and it made my husband itch terribly. This spermicide was wonderful, didn’t bother either of us and didn’t even notice it was there! (NOTE- I do use this with a diaphragm). I love it!
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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I was scared to try

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
L777 - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I was scared to try this because I’ve heard about people having reactions to it but I tried it and had no reaction at all. I love it. Definitely going to keep using it!
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
15 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

I got pregnant

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Becca - 2 years ago
I just had my baby a few weeks ago, after using these last year. So… not effective! Lol
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Works for me

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Leah - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Been using for a few years and works for me. I like that it's so easily accessible at target, easy to order more when needed.
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Works so far!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
RW - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Used it religiously for a month and so far it works! Application process is similar to preseed which I love. The gel also acts like a lubricant too. No discomfort for either my partner nor I.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Ineffective

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
TenaciousG253 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Ineffective. Got pregnant using this.
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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