Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

To make using emergency contraceptives as safe and reliable as possible, you should understand how and when to use them and what effects may be expected.

This medicine comes with a patient information leaflet. Read and follow the instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

Use this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor. This medicine is for occasional use as an emergency birth control. It should not replace your regular birth control method. You may use this medicine at any time during your monthly period, but do not use this medicine more than one time in the same monthly period.

You may take this medicine with or without food.

If you vomit within 3 hours of taking this medicine, call your doctor right away. Your doctor may prescribe another tablet for you.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage form (tablets):
    • For emergency contraception:
      • Adults—One tablet as soon as possible within 5 days (120 hours) after unprotected sex or after failure of another birth control method.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.