(levonorgestrel) Tablet, 1.5 mg
One Tablet. One Dose.
What You Need to Know
What is AfterPill® ?
AfterPill® is emergency contraception that helps prevent
pregnancy after birth control failure or unprotected sex. It is a backup method
of preventing pregnancy and should not be used as regular birth control.
What AfterPill Solo is not.
AfterPill will not work if you are already pregnant and
will not affect an existing pregnancy. AfterPill will not protect you from HIV
infection (the virus that causes AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases
When should I use AfterPill?
The sooner you take emergency contraception, the better
it works. You should use AfterPill within 72 hours (3 days) after you have had
unprotected s ex.
AfterPill is a backup or emergency method of birth
control you can use when:
- your regular birth control was used incorrectly or failed
- you did not use any birth control method
When not to us e AfterPill?
AfterPill should not be used:
- as a regular birth control method, because it's not as
effective as regular birth control.
- if you are already pregnant, because it will not work.
- if you are allergic to levonorgestrel or any other
ingredients in AfterPill®.
When should I talk to a doctor or pharmacis t?
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking
efavirenz (HIV medication) or rifampin (tuberculosis treatment) or medication
for seizures (epilepsy). These medications may reduce the effectiveness of AfterPill
and increase your chance of becoming pregnant. Your doctor may prescribe another
form of emergency contraception that may not be affected by these medications.
How does AfterPill work?
AfterPill is one tablet with levonorgestrel, a hormone
that has been used in many birth control pills for several decades. AfterPill
contains a higher dose of levonorgestrel than birth control pills, but works in
a similar way to prevent pregnancy. It works mainly by stopping the release of
an egg from the ovary. It is possible that AfterPill may also work by
preventing fertilization of an egg (the uniting of sperm with the egg) or by
preventing attachment (implantation) to the uterus (womb).
How can I get the best results from AfterPill?
You have 72 hours (3 days) to try to prevent pregnancy
after birth control failure or unprotected sex. The sooner you take AfterPill,
the better it works.
How effective is AfterPill?
If AfterPill is taken as directed, it can significantly
decrease the chance that you will get pregnant. About 7 out of every 8 women
who would have gotten pregnant will not become pregnant.
How will I know AfterPill worked?
You will know AfterPill has been effective when you get
your next period, which should come at the expected time, or within a week of
the expected time. If your period is delayed beyond 1 week, it is possible you
may be pregnant. You should get a pregnancy test and follow up with your
Will I experience any side effects ?
- some women may have changes in their period, such as a
period that is heavier or lighter or a period that is early or late. If your
period is more than a week late, you may be pregnant.
- If you have severe abdominal pain, you may have an
ectopic pregnancy, and should get immediate medical attention.
- when used as directed, AfterPill is safe and effective.
Side effects may include changes in your period, nausea, lower stomach
(abdominal) pain, tiredness, headache, dizziness, and breast tenderness.
- if you vomit within 2 hours of taking the medication,
call a healthcare professional to find out if you should repeat the dose.
What if I s till have questions about AfterPill?
If you have questions or need more information, call our
toll-free number, 1-855-889-3012 or visit our website at www.AfterPill.com.
Keep this and all medication out of reach of children:
In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison
Control Center right away at 1-800-222-1222.
Do not use if the wallet seal is opened.
Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15 to 30°C
(59 to 86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature].
Active Ingredient: levonorgestrel 1.5 mg
Inactive Ingredients : colloidal silicon dioxide,
corn starch, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, and povidone.