New Day is a levonorgestrel pill used by women to prevent pregnancy after birth control failure or unprotected sex.
Indications for use
This medicine is emergency contraception. It is taken by women to reduce chance of pregnancy after unprotected sex (if a contraception method failed or if you did not use ay contraceptive). It should not be used as regular birth control.
Mechanism of action
The pill contains a higher dose of levonorgestrel than regular contraceptive pills, but works in a similar way to prevent unwanted pregnancy. It works mainly by preventing egg release, fertilization or attachment of a fertilized egg to the uterus. It will not work if you are already pregnant and will not negatively affect the fetus.
Dosage and mode of application
The sooner you take this pill, the better it works. You should take it within 72 hours after you have had unprotected sexual intercourse.
If you vomit within 2 hours after taking the pill, you should repeat the dose.
You will know the medicine has been effective when you get your next menstruation, which should come according to your usual schedule or with a week delay.
If your menstruation is delayed for more than 1 week, you may be pregnant. Get a pregnancy test and contact your healthcare professional.
In rare cases, New Day contraceptive may cause the following side effects:
- menstrual changes;
- breast pain;
- lower stomach (abdominal) pain;
Often, women notice changes in their period, such as a heavier or lighter period or an early or late period that is early or late. If your period is more than 7 days late, consult a doctor because you may be pregnant.
Severe abdominal pain may be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy, and you should get immediate medical attention.
Do not use New Day emergency contraception if you are hypersensitive to levonorgestrel, if you are already pregnant, or if you need regular birth control.
Consult your doctor if you are already taking efavirenz or rifampin or medication for seizures. These drugs may reduce the effectiveness of the contraceptive.
Your doctor may prescribe another emergency contraceptive pill that does not interact with the mentioned medicines.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Do not use New Day emergency contraception if you are already pregnant – it will not work. However, it will not negatively affect the fetus.
Do not use the pill during breastfeeding since levonorgestrel can be transferred to the infant via breast milk
Read the instructions, warnings and enclosed drug leaflet before use.
Emergency contraception does not protect you and your partner against HIV/AIDS or other STDs.
In case of overdose, call the ambulance or a Poison Control center immediately.
Do not use the product if the package is open or blister seal is broken or missing.
Store the product at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F).