Simply take 1 pill within 5 days of having unprotected sex or birth control failure. However, it is recommended that you take emergency contraception pills ASAP because most methods do not work as well after ovulation occurs (this is when the egg pops out of the ovary). The sooner you take New Day, the better it will work.
New Day has 1.5 milligrams of Levonorgestrel. This is a progesterone hormone used in lower doses in many birth control pills.
Some side effects reported by women who used 1.5 mg of levonorgestrel are nausea (23%), abdominal pain (17.6%), tiredness (16.9%), headache (16.8%), dizziness (11.2%), breast tenderness (10.7%), vomiting (5.6%), diarrhea (5%) and a period that is early, late, lighter (12.5%), or heavier (13.8%).
Some women may experience changes in their next period after taking New Day. If your period is more than one week late, we recommend you to take a pregnancy test and follow up with your primary care provider since it’s possible you might be pregnant.
New Day Emergency Contraception may not be as effective for you if your Body Mass Index is 26 or more. Check your BMI before using New Day.
No, New Day is the generic equivalent of Plan B. This means New Day Emergency Contraception has the same active ingredients, same dosage and works the same way. New Day is just a cheaper option to save money. Plan B is the name brand and name brand always costs more.
The “morning after pill,” emergency contraceptive pill, can fail if you take it after the recommended window after unprotected sex or birth control method failure (up to 120 hours = 5 days).
The most effective emergency contraceptive (EC) is the copper IUD (99.99% effective as an EC method) and then the hormonal IUD (Minera, Liletta). The second most effective emergency contraceptive is Ella, the prescription only EC. Learn more about emergency contraception here.
Nothing. New day is a one dosage pill to use as emergency contraception, so there aren’t any known drug interactions. In general, avoid having unprotected (without birth control) heterosexual intercourse for preventing pregnancy. Also, this medication does NOT prevent HIV or other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In order to prevent STIs, always use condoms when having sexual intercourse. If you find yourself using New Day or other emergency contraception more than once a month, you should talk to your doctor about getting on better birth control. New Day and other emergency contraception can be only 75% effective or even less depending where the person with the uterus is in their cycle.