Think There Is a Chance?
Next Choice One Dose™ is an emergency birth control 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.
Next Choice One Dose™ can be an option after:
- Sex without birth control or other protection
- 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)
- There was a more than 2-week delay in getting your birth control shot
- 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
Next Choice One Dose™ is the generic version of Plan B One-Step® and contains the same active ingredient—the hormone levonorgestrel. 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). However, it is not effective if a woman is already pregnant. 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.