Taking Next Choice One Dose

See if Next Choice One Dose™ can work for you.
When did you have unprotected sex or birth control failure?

How Do I Take Next Choice One Dose™?

It’s Simple!

Next Choice One Dose™ is a single 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.

Next Choice One Dose™ is a peach-colored, round tablet, that has 1.5 mg of levonorgestrel. It is taken as a single pill. The pill is stamped with 287 on one side and WATSON on the other side. Each tablet contains FD&C Yellow #6 as an inactive colorant.

Next Choice One Dose Package


Feeling sick to your stomach and throwing up are possible side effects of this drug. If you throw up within 2 hours of taking this pill, call your healthcare provider to find out if you should repeat the dose.

Some women taking Next Choice One Dose™ may have spotting or bleeding before their next period. Some women may have a heavier or lighter next period, or a period that is early or late. Most women will have their next menstrual period at the expected time or within a week of the expected time.

What do I need to know about Next Choice One Dose™?

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.

Registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.