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Vaginal suppositories -need formulation & manufacturing contacts

Hello!
Need help formulating and manufacturing a small batch of vaginal suppositories. Could be filled manually at your existing facility in end user plastic suppository molds. Strictly cosmetic claims.  
Will be thankful for any contacts. 

Comments

  • Vaginal suppositories with cosmetic claims?!?! 
    Suppositories, vaginal or otherwise, always have a lipophilic base, (like Witepsol H15) to suspend the pharmaceuticals in. These are solid fats. I only have experience with these. I can't think of another reason why one would want these lipids in the vagina, than strictly pharmaceutical reasons (inducing labour etc).
  • Products that are intended to be ingested, injected or placed in contact with other parts of the human body e.g. the mucous membranes of the nasal passage or the internal genitalia cannot be considered to be cosmetic products. (Source)
  • Thanks for your input, I have obtained clarification before asking for help here. Quote is below. I would really appreciate help if you can provide it. 
    And yes, there are more cosmetic suppositories out there (https://www.walmart.com/ip/Norforms-Deodorant-Suppositories-Tropical-Splash-12-Ct/12443615?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&adid=22222222227010445928&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=40754415752&wl4=pla-78606536072&wl5=9031934&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=12443615&wl13=&veh=sem#about-item)

    Not that I think it is a good product, but since you seem to be concerned about the legality.

    Here is a quote from the email:

    "suppositories as being drugs or cosmetics depending on the associated claims.  If the products are for cleansing, deodorizing, and external moisturizing only, then they would be classified as cosmetics."

    Section Chief

    California Department of Public Health

    Food and Drug Branch

  • edited July 11
    You're welcome. Until your post I didn't even know of the existence of cosmetic vaginal suppositories!
    Personally I wouldn't like a strong ethereal oil like tea tree or 'tropical splash deodorant' in this delicate area as our vaginas are lined by a variety of glands that produce the fluids needed to both lubricate and cleanseI can only believe products like these will disrupt the natural present flora.
    I do however believe in using a mild low pH soap on the labia, but I don't see any use for the vaginal cavity.

    As being a woman, I can imagine names like 'tropical splash' can make one enthousiastic, but at the end these brands only jump in on our feelings/insecurities and do not really care about our genital health.

    I also wouldn't rely on the so called 'gynaecologist tested' claim.
    Most gynaecologists strongly advice not to use these products.
    Perhaps it's an idea to ask your own gynaecologist about his/her opinion on this? 

    I'm sorry that I can't be of any help to you. Maybe there are other people here who can.
    Good luck anyway!
  • Thanks Doreen,
    I'm actually working with a naturopathic doctor and the product based on solid published research. Unlike vaginal deodorants the suppositories I am trying to produce actually help to balance vaginal flora. Unfortunately I am having troubles finding a small lab that would add suppository production to their existing facility which would consist of suppository rack and a sealing press that I can purchase myself. I hope somebody around here can give me any pointers.
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