A Trusted Hormone in a Simple, Single Tablet
Next Choice One Dose™ is an emergency contraceptive that provides you with backup protection to help prevent a pregnancy after an unexpected event.
Levonorgestrel tablet is one pill with levonorgestrel, a hormone that has been used in many birth control pills for over 35 years. Levonorgestrel tablet contains a higher dose of levonorgestrel than birth control pills, but works in a similar way to prevent pregnancy.
Next Choice One Dose™ 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™ is not the “abortion pill” and it will not work if you are already pregnant.
Is Next Choice One Dose™ Safe?
Next Choice One Dose™ has the same hormone (levonorgestrel) that has been trusted and used for many years in many regular birth control pills. When used as directed, levonorgestrel tablet is safe for women. The most common adverse events reported in women taking Next Choice One Dose™ were:
- Heavier menstrual bleeding
- Nausea (feeling sick to your stomach)
- Lower abdominal pain
- Fatigue (feeling tired)
- Headache and dizziness
You may also have breast pain or vomiting. If you vomit within 2 hours of taking Next Choice One Dose™, call your healthcare provider to find out if you should repeat the dose.
Next Choice One Dose™ will NOT protect you from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) like HIV/AIDS, genital warts, and chlamydia. Be sure to protect yourself against pregnancy and STDs by using some form of birth control plus a latex condom. Of course, not having sex is the most effective way to prevent pregnancy and stay free of STDs.