Taking Next Choice One Dose: What You Need to Know

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What You Need to Know Before You Take Next Choice One Dose™

When used as directed, Next Choice One Dose™ is safe for women of reproductive age. Next Choice One Dose™ contains levonorgestrel—the same hormone that has been used for many years in many regular birth control pills. There is a higher dose of levonorgestrel in Next Choice One Dose™ than in regular birth control pills.

Next Choice One Dose™ is NOT effective if you are already pregnant. It is NOT the “abortion pill.” Next Choice One Dose™ can help prevent a pregnancy, but is not likely to cause harm to a developing fetus.

Next Choice One Dose™ does NOT protect against HIV/AIDS or other STDs. You should use a condom during sex to lower your risk of STDs.

You should not take Next Choice One Dose™ if you are allergic to levonorgestrel or any other ingredients in the Next Choice One Dose™ tablet.

Certain medications or herbal products may make progestin only pills such as Next Choice One Dose™ less effective. Please discuss with your healthcare provider if you are taking the following and would like to use Next Choice One Dose™:

  • Barbiturates
  • Bosentan
  • Carbamazepine
  • Felbamate
  • Griseofulvin
  • Oxcarbazepine
  • Topiramate
  • Phenytoin
  • Rifampin
  • St. John’s wort
  • Certain HIV (AIDS) medications

Call your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you are taking other medications and want to take 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.

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