Description: Consap is a locally acting, non-hormonal herbal spermicidal contraceptive cream developed from the saponins obtained from soap nuts (Reetha) collected from the plant Sapindus mukorosii. It has been observed to be free from systemic side-effects such as nausea, vomiting, irregularities in the menstrual cycle and has additional antitrichomonas activity. Consap has been approved by the Drugs Controller General of India for its marketing and use.

Product Details

User: Female

Hormonal: No

Delivery Method: Vaginal Gel, Vaginal, Other

Duration Type: Pericoital

Duration: Single

  • Before intercourse

Multipurpose Preventive Technology (MPT): Yes

Status Details

Developer: Central Drug Research Institute, India, HLL Lifecare Limited

Project Phase: Pre-Clinical and Clinical Development

Development Stage: Regulatory

Active Development: Yes

Status Details:
  • Consap has passed Phase I, II, and III clinical trials.
  • Drugs Controller General of India cleared the cream for use. The Consap Cream has been licensed to the Hindustan Latex Limited who will market the product.

Additional Information

  • Central Drug Research Institute website:

  • ┬áBhosale V, et al. (2013) Efficacy and safety of herbal spermicidal contraceptive, Consap. Current Science. 104(12); 1701

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