(levonorgestrel) Tablet, 1.5 mg
One Tablet. One Step.
What You Need to Know
What is Athentia Next?
Athentia Next 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 Athentia Next is not.
Athentia Next will not work if you are already pregnant
and will not affect an existing pregnancy. Athentia Next will not protect you
from HIV infection (the virus that causes AIDS) and other sexually transmitted
When should I use Athentia Next?
The sooner you take emergency contraception, the better
it works. You should use Athentia Next within 72 hours (3 days) after you
have had unprotected sex.
Athentia Next 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 use Athentia Next.
Athentia Next 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 Athentia Next.
How does Athentia Next work?
Athentia Next is one tablet with levonorgestrel, a
hormone that has been used in many birth control pills for several decades.
Athentia Next 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 Athentia Next 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 Athentia Next?
You have 72 hours (3 days) to try to prevent pregnancy
after birth control failure or unprotected sex. The sooner you take Athentia
Next, the better it works .
How effective is Athentia Next?
If Athentia Next 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 Athentia Next worked?
You will know Athentia Next 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, Athentia Next 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 still have questions about Athentia Next?
If you have questions or need more information, call our
toll-free number AUROHEALTH LLC at 1-855-274-4122.
Keep 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 us e if the blister seal is opened.
Store at room temperature 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F).
Active ingredient: levonorgestrel 1.5 mg
Inactive ingredients : colloidal silicon dioxide,
corn starch, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, potato starch, and talc.
If you are sexually active, you should see a
healthcare provider for routine checkups . Your healthcare provider will talk
to you about and, if necessary, test you for sexually transmitted diseases ,
teach you about effective methods of routine birth control, and answer any
other questions you may have.