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
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.