Next Choice One Dose is an emergency contraceptive pill that is used to prevent unwanted pregnancy if taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex. This dose contains 1.5 mg of levonorgestrel.
Indications for use
Next Choice One Dose is used as an emergency contraception. It is effective when taken if taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex. It should not be used as regular birth control.
Mechanism of action
The pill contains a higher dose of levonorgestrel than regular birth control pills, but works in a similar way to prevent unwanted pregnancy. It works by stopping the release of an egg from the ovary (ovulation).
Dosage and mode of application
Take 1 tablet as soon as possible within 72 hours of unprotected sex. It is most effec-tive if taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex.
If you vomit within 2 hours of taking this pill, take another pill.
You will know that the medication worked if you get your period at the expected time. If your period is 1 week late, take a pregnancy test and contact your healthcare provider.
Next Choice One Dose a backup method of preventing pregnancy and you should not use it as regular birth control.
The pill will not work if you are already pregnant. At the same time, it will not affect an existing pregnancy.
In some cases, the medicine can cause side effects:
- Ovarian cysts
- Enlarged follicles
- Abdominal pain
- Breast tenderness
- Pelvic pain
- Vaginal discharge
- Pelvic infection
- Uterine/vaginal bleeding alterations
- Intermenstrual bleeding/spotting
- Ectopic pregnancy
Do not use Next Choice One Dose as a regular birth control method. Do not use it if you are allergic to levonorgestrel or any other ingredients in the drug.
Some drugs may reduce the effectiveness of this contracep-tive. This can result in unwanted pregnancy. Avoid taking such drugs as griseofulvin, modafinil, rifampin, rifabutin, St. John’s wort, barbiturates, carbamazepine, felbamate, phenytoin, primidone, topiramate, nelfinavir, nevirapine, and similar ones.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Do not use this emergency contraceptive in pregnancy because it makes no sense. The drug will now work if you are already pregnant.
Remove the drug if pregnancy occurs in a woman.
This medication passes into breast milk but is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before using Next Choice One Dose during breastfeeding.
If you are planning surgery, tell your doctor about all drugs you use, including Next Choice One Dose.
This product will not protect you from HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Use the product with caution if you have a hereditory predisposition to breast cancer and or deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, if you have current/history of endometriosis, depression, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, bone mineral density changes, renal/hepatic impairment, bone metabolic disease, systemic lupus erythematosus; conditions exacerbated by fluid retention (eg, migraine, asthma, epilepsy)
Avoid using the product 4 week before major surgery or prolonged bed rest.