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levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol emergency contraceptive kit, Preven

GENERIC NAME: LEVONORGESTREL/ETHINYL ESTRADIOL EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVE KIT (lee-voh-nor-JEST-rell/ETH-in-ill ess-truh-DYE-ohl)

BRAND NAME(S): Preven

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USES: This medication is used to help prevent pregnancy in women who have had unprotected sex (intercourse) or suspect a failure in their current form of birth control (e.g., broken condom).

HOW TO USE: A pregnancy test is in your kit to determine if you are already pregnant from sex earlier in the month or from previous months. Follow all instructions about the proper use of this test before taking any medication. If you get a positive result, do not take any of the medication contained in your kit. If your pregnancy test results are negative, take 2 tablets by mouth as soon as possible, but within 72 hours, of unprotected sex. Take the second dose (2 tablets) 12 hours after the first dose, or as directed by your doctor. This medication may be taken with food to help prevent stomach upset. While taking this medication, do not take any extra birth control medicine other than what is provided in your kit unless instructed to do so by your doctor. Read all usage instructions in the product package and ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about any of the information.




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