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PostDay One-Step® GENERAL INFO
What is PostDay One-Step®?
PostDay One-Step® is an emergency contraception pill that helps prevent pregnancy before it starts when taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex.
PostDay One-Step® is a secondary method of preventing pregnancy. PostDay One-Step® should not be used as regular birth control. Use as directed.
What is the effectiveness of PostDay One-Step®?
PostDay One-Step® can significantly decrease the chance that you get pregnant when used as directed.
Is there a difference between PostDay One-Step® and primary birth control?
Contraception (birth control) is the method, device or medicine used for pregnancy prevention before it starts. No method of birth control is considered 100% effective, though some work better than others. Using a more effective method will lower the chances of getting pregnant. Primary methods of birth control are meant to be used before sex to prevent a pregnancy. These methods can range from things like condoms (which can be found right at the store without a prescription) to birth control pills or IUDs (which need to be prescribed by your doctor).
Emergency contraception is a method of birth control meant to be used if the primary method fails. PostDay One-Step® is meant to be used within 72-hours after unprotected sex or if the primary method fails. The sooner you use PostDay One-Step®, the better it will work. PostDay One-Step® is not intended for use as a regular form of birth control. If you find that you are using PostDay One-Step® frequently, talk to your doctor about finding a primary birth control.
Is there a weight limit for PostDay One-Step® and will it work for women with a BMI over 25?
Women can use PostDay One-Step® to prevent unintended pregnancy regardless of how much they weigh.
How does PostDay One-Step® work?
PostDay One-Step® temporarily delays the release of an egg from the ovary. Without the egg to meet the sperm, there is no fertilization and no pregnancy.
Will PostDay One-Step® affect my ability to get pregnant in the future?
PostDay One-Step® does not affect your ability to get pregnant in the future. there is no fertilization and no pregnancy.
What happens if I’m already pregnant and I take PostDay One-Step® ?
PostDay One-Step® is not an abortion pill and will not be effective if a woman is already pregnant. PostDay One-Step® will not harm an existing pregnancy.
After taking PostDay One-Step®, can I continue to take my regular birth control?
Yes you can. PostDay One-Step® does not affect regular birth control methods. You can continue your regular birth control.
When should I use PostDay One-Step®?
PostDay One-Step®, a “morning after pill,” is emergency contraception you can take after:
You had not used any form of birth control or had unprotected sex
There was an issue with your regular birth control method
You missed a dose (or more) of your regular birth control pill
How soon after unprotected sex should I take PostDay One-Step®?
You should take PostDay One-Step® up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. The sooner it’s taken, the better it works.
How do I take the PostDay One-Step® pill?
Take a single PostDay One-Step® pill, preferably with water. You can take PostDay One-Step® with or without food. The most important thing to know about taking PostDay One-Step® is that it must be taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex to help prevent pregnancy before it starts. The sooner it’s taken, the better it works.
Can I take PostDay One-Step® if I’m breastfeeding?
Yes, you can use PostDay One-Step® when you are breastfeeding. In general, no harmful effects of progestin-only pills, like PostDay One-Step®, have been found on breastfeeding performance or on the health, growth, or development of the infant. However, random cases of decreased (less) milk production in mothers have been reported.
How often can I take PostDay One-Step®? Is there a limit to how many times you can take PostDay One-Step® in a year/lifetime?
PostDay One-Step® emergency contraception should not be used as a regular method of birth control. However, if you have already used PostDay One-Step®, it can be safely used again after another instance of unprotected sex or birth control failure. It will not affect a woman’s future fertility. PostDay One-Step® doesn’t provide long-term protection against future pregnancy-it works to help prevent pregnancy after only one act of unprotected sex or birth control failure.
I had another incident of unprotected sex the day after taking PostDay One-Step®?. Am I still covered?
PostDay One-Step® only stays in your body for a short amount of time. It does not provide long-term protection against future pregnancy; when taken as directed it works to help prevent pregnancy after only one incident of unprotected sex. If you are sexually active, even occasionally, see your healthcare professional or visit a family planning center/clinic to find a regular method of birth control that suits you. Find a Family Planning Clinic
When is it not appropriate to use PostDay One-Step®?
Do not take PostDay One-Step®:
If you’re already pregnant, because it won’t work
If you’re allergic to levonorgestrel or any of the ingredients in PostDay One-Step®
In place of regular birth control
If you’re male
This product is not intended for use in postmenopausal women.
Use before the first menstrual period is not appropriate.
What are the possible side effects of PostDay One-Step®?
It is safe and effective when used as directed.
Some women may experience side effects, including:
a period that’s lighter, heavier, early, or late
lower abdominal cramps
Some women taking PostDay One-Step®, when used as directed, may have changes in their period, such as spotting or bleeding before their next period. If your period is more than a week late, it’s possible you might be pregnant. Get a pregnancy test and follow up with your healthcare professional. If you vomit within 2 hours of taking PostDay One-Step®, talk to your healthcare professional to find out if you should repeat the dose.
GETTING PostDay One-Step®
Do I need a prescription to get PostDay One-Step®?
No prescription is necessary for PostDay One-Step®. There is no age requirement and no ID is required.
Do any states have restrictions on buying PostDay One-Step®?
PostDay One-Step® is available for purchase in every state. No prescription or ID needed. There’s also no age requirement.
Will restrictions on abortion impact access to PostDay One-Step®?
PostDay One-Step® and other emergency contraception brands have been approved since 2013 for purchase without a prescription, ID or age restriction. The availability and access of PostDay One-Step® is governed nationally by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). PostDay One-Step® is not in any way connected to Roe v Wade. PostDay One-Step® will continue to be made available at all major retailers without a prescription, ID or age restriction regardless of any rulings on abortion restrictions. Dermacare Biosciences will continue to advocate that no legal barriers should limit a woman’s access to PostDay One-Step® emergency contraception.
What is the shelf life of PostDay One-Step®?
PostDay One-Step® has a shelf life of four years. For the exact month and year that the dose is set to expire, you can refer to the information printed on the side of the box. Store the product at room temperature between 68 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit.