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Levonorgestrel (By mouth)

Levonorgestrel (lee-voe-nor-JES-trel)

Prevents pregnancy after unprotected sex or after failure of another birth control method.

Brand Name(s):

Aftera, EContra EZ, Fallback Solo, My Way, Next Choice, Next Choice One Dose, Opcicon One-Step, Option 2, Plan B One-Step, React, Take Action

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use levonorgestrel if you have had an allergic reaction to it, or to other progestin drugs, such as progestogen oral contraceptives (Ovrette®, Micronor®, Nor-QD®), progesterone, megestrol, or medroxyprogesterone. You should not use levonorgestrel if you are already pregnant, or have unusual vaginal bleeding.

How to Use This Medicine:


If a dose is missed:

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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