About Next Choice One Dose

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When did you have unprotected sex or birth control failure?

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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.

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Important Safety Information

Next Choice One Dose™ is an emergency contraceptive that helps prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or birth control failure. Next Choice One Dose™ should not be used as regular birth control. Next Choice One Dose™ is available without a prescription for women 17 years of age or older. If you are younger than 17, a prescription is required. Next Choice One Dose™ should not be used if you are already pregnant. If you become pregnant or have severe lower abdominal pain after taking Next Choice One Dose™, you should be evaluated for a pregnancy outside the uterus, which is called a tubal pregnancy. A tubal pregnancy requires immediate medical treatment, so you should see a healthcare professional right away. If you are already pregnant, Next Choice One Dose™ will not work. If your next expected period after taking Next Choice One Dose™ is more than one week late, you may be pregnant. Next Choice One Dose™ does not protect against HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Next Choice One Dose™ contains the color additive FD&C Yellow #6. Side effects may include heavier menstrual bleeding, nausea, lower stomach (abdominal) pain, tiredness, headache, and dizziness. If you vomit within 2 hours of taking the medication, call a healthcare professional to find out if you should repeat the dose.

To report side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA, visit fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information about Next Choice One Dose™, please call our Medical Communications Department at 1-866-9WATSON or see full Prescribing Information.

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