Backup Plan tablet 0.75mg

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Description

This medication is typically used for emergency contraception (the morning-after pill). Even though you may not feel its effects, this medication takes effect within a few hours.

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Instructions

This medication is typically taken in a single dose. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Generally, it is used as a single treatment.

Important: Follow the instructions on the label. Do not use more of this product, or more often, than prescribed. If you vomit within two (2) hours after taking the medication, contact your health care professional, an additional dose may be prescribed.

If you have diarrhea after taking the dose, contact your health care professional, an additional dose may need to be prescribed. This medication may be taken with or without food.

Side Effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • it may cause headaches;
  • it may cause dizziness -- use caution when getting up from a lying or sitting position;
  • it may affect menstruation (irregular or absence of menses);
  • it may cause stomach ache;
  • it may cause unusual tiredness;
  • it may cause nausea or, rarely, vomiting.

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.

Storage

As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.

Additionnal Information

Consult your pharmacist for more details on how to resume your usual hormonal contraception, if any, following the use of emergency contraception.

This medication may interact with other medications or supplements, sometimes significantly. Many interactions, however, may be dealt with by a dosage adjustment or a change in medication schedule. Check with your pharmacist before using this medication in combination with any other medications (including non-prescription products), vitamins or natural products.

General Notes

When meeting with any health professional, it is important for you to share the following information:

  • Your medical history and allergies (medication, food, or other);
  • If you smoke, are pregnant, are planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding;
  • The names of all the medications you take, whether you take them regularly or once in a while, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and natural health products.
It is also strongly recommended that you keep an up-to-date list of all the medications you take and carry it with you at all times. This could be useful if you have to see a health professional or need emergency care.

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