It's Your Choice. Next Choice. How Next Choice One Dose® Works

It's Your Choice. Next Choice. How Next Choice One Dose® Works

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Can I still take Next Choice One Dose®?

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Yes, there is still time for you to take Next Choice One Dose®.

Take Next Choice One Dose® within the next . Please take it as soon as possible, because the sooner you take it, the better it may work. Next Choice is FDA approved to be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse or contraceptive failure. Please consult with your physician when making patient care decisions.

It has been greater than 72 hours from the time of unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. Next Choice is FDA approved to be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse or contraceptive failure.

Please consult with your physician when making patient care decisions.

What is Next Choice One Dose®?

Next Choice One Dose® is an emergency contraceptive available in a single pill. It is a single dose of the birth control hormone, levonorgestrel, and can help prevent pregnancy if it is taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. The sooner you take emergency contraception, the better it works.

How Next Choice One Dose® Works

Next Choice One Dose® emergency contraception works mainly by stopping the release of an egg from the ovary. It is possible that levonorgestrel tablet may also work by preventing fertilization of an egg (the uniting of sperm with the egg) or by preventing attachment (implantation) to the uterus (womb). Next Choice One Dose® emergency contraception is not effective if a woman is already pregnant and will not end an existing pregnancy. Although Next Choice One Dose® has the same hormone found in some regular birth control pills, it should not be used as regular birth control.

Effectiveness in a Single Dose

Next Choice One Dose® is a single emergency contraception pill that should be taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. The sooner Next Choice One Dose® is taken, the better it will work. When used as directed, about 7 out of 8 women who would have gotten pregnant will not get pregnant. It contains the same active ingredient (levonorgestrel) as other name brand Emergency Contraception pills.

How do I Take Next Choice One Dose®?

Next Choice One Dose® is 1.5 mg tablet of levonorgestrel. For women 17 and older it should be taken orally as soon as possible within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. The sooner you take it the better it will work. If you throw up within 2 hours of taking this pill, call your healthcare provider to find out if you should repeat the dose.

When should I consider Next Choice One Dose®?

Emergency contraception for when you have unprotected sex. Situations may include:

  • No birth control was used
  • A forced sexual encounter
  • The condom broke or came off
  • The diaphragm or cervical cap tore or slipped out of place
  • You have missed at least 2 or 3 active birth control pills in a row (depending on which birth control pill you use)
  • Patch or vaginal ring was placed too late or removed too soon
  • The spermicide tablet did not melt before sex
  • Your intrauterine device (IUD) came out
  • You think your regular birth control may have failed
Levonorgestrel has been used in many birth control pills for several decades. Levonorgestrel has been used in many birth control pills for several decades.
Available Over the Counter, no need for a prescription*