NEXT CHOICE, 0.75MG, TABLET
This medication is typically used for emergency contraception (the morning-after pill). Even though you may not feel its effects, this medication takes effect within a few hours.
How to use this medication
This medication is typically taken in a single dose. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Generally, it is used as a single treatment.
Important: Follow the instructions on the label. Do not use more of this product, or more often, than prescribed. If you vomit within two (2) hours after taking the medication, contact your health care professional, an additional dose may be prescribed.
If you have diarrhea after taking the dose, contact your health care professional, an additional dose may need to be prescribed. This medication may be taken with or without food.
Possible side effects
In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:
- it may cause headaches;
- it may cause stomach ache;
- it may cause dizziness -- use caution when getting up from a lying or sitting position;
- it may cause unusual tiredness;
- it may affect menstruation (irregular or absence of menses);
- it may cause nausea or, rarely, vomiting.
As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.
Consult your pharmacist for more details on how to resume your usual hormonal contraception, if any, following the use of emergency contraception.
This medication may interact with other medications or supplements, sometimes significantly. Many interactions, however, may be dealt with by a dosage adjustment or a change in medication schedule. Check with your pharmacist before using this medication in combination with any other medications (including non-prescription products), vitamins or natural products.
When meeting with any health professional, it is important for you to share the following information:
- Your medical history and allergies (medication, food, or other);
- If you smoke, are pregnant, are planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding;
- The names of all the medications you take, whether you take them regularly or once in a while, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and natural health products.
Keep all your medications out of the reach of children and pets and return any unused or expired medications to the pharmacy for proper disposal.