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Next Choice Dosage

When preventing pregnancy with original Next Choice, the standard dosage is one tablet taken as soon as possible within 72 hours after unprotected sex, followed by another tablet 12 hours later. Next Choice ONE DOSE (the newer version of the drug) consists of just one dose.

An Introduction to Dosing With Next Choice

The recommended dosage of Next Choice® (levonorgestrel) depends on the particular product: original Next Choice or Next Choice ONE DOSE. As always, do not adjust this dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 

Original Next Choice Dosage for Emergency Contraception

Next Choice comes in a pack of two tablets. The first tablet should be taken as soon as possible within 72 hours (three days) after unprotected sex. The second tablet should be taken 12 hours after the first tablet, even if this means taking it in the middle of the night. The sooner you take this emergency contraceptive, the more effective it is at preventing pregnancy.
 

Dose of Next Choice ONE DOSE for Emergency Contraception

Next Choice ONE DOSE comes in a pack of just one tablet. It is taken as a single dose as soon as possible within 72 hours (three days) after unprotected sex. The sooner you take it, the more effective it is at preventing pregnancy.
 

General Information on Taking Next Choice

Some considerations to keep in mind when taking Next Choice include the following:
 
  • While it is not necessary to take Next Choice with food, doing so can help prevent stomach upset.
 
  • If you vomit within one hour after taking a dose of Next Choice, call your healthcare provider immediately to see if you should repeat the dose.
 
  • Next Choice should not be used as your main form of birth control, as other birth control methods are usually more effective.
 
  • For the contraceptive to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
 
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your Next Choice dosage, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
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