About Next Choice One Dose: Why Use It

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Control When the Unexpected Happens

Nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States each year are unintended. As a result, one goal of the US Department of Health and Human Services is to give women better access to emergency contraception like Next Choice One Dose™.

Next Choice One Dose™ is an effective form of emergency contraceptive available in a single pill. You can take Next Choice One Dose™ if you had an unprotected sexual encounter or birth control failure and do not wish to become pregnant. 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. For example, you can take Next Choice One Dose™ if:

  • A birth control method fails (such as when a condom breaks or slips)
  • You missed at least 2 or 3 active birth control pills in a row (depending on which pill brand you use)
  • No birth control method was used during sex
  • A forced sexual encounter occurs

Take Next Choice One Dose™ as soon as possible within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex.

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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