Is oral Aviane safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- Emergency contraception pills will not work if you are already pregnant and should not be used during pregnancy.
- Aviane is thought to enter human milk after oral administration and should be used cautiously in nursing mothers.
What brand names are available for Aviane-oral?
Plan B One-Step, Next Choice One Dose, My Way
Aviane Brand Names
Aviane may be found in some form under the following brand names:
Aviane and Pregnancy
Call your healthcare provider right away if you think you are pregnant. If you get pregnant while using this medication, you may have an ectopic pregnancy. This means that the pregnancy is not in the uterus. Unusual vaginal bleeding or abdominal pain may be a sign of ectopic pregnancy.
Ectopic pregnancy is a medical emergency that often requires surgery. Ectopic pregnancy can cause internal bleeding, infertility, and even death.
There are also risks if you get pregnant while using this medication and the pregnancy is in the uterus. Severe infection, miscarriage, premature delivery, and even death can occur with pregnancies that continue with an intrauterine device (IUD). Because of this, your healthcare provider may try to remove the IUD, even though removing it may cause a miscarriage. If the IUD cannot be removed, talk with your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of continuing the pregnancy.
If you continue your pregnancy, see your healthcare provider regularly. Call your healthcare provider right away if you get flu-like symptoms, fever, chills, cramping, pain, bleeding, vaginal discharge, or fluid leaking from your vagina. These may be signs of infection.
It is not known if this hormone-releasing system can cause long-term effects on the fetus if it stays in place during a pregnancy.
Aviane may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- heavier or lighter than usual menstrual bleeding
- spotting or bleeding between menstrual periods
- breast pain or tenderness
Aviane (Plan B One-Step, Next Choice One Dose, My Way) is a non-prescription (over-the-counter or OTC) drug used help prevent pregnancy when birth control methods fail or after unprotected sex. Side effects, drug interactions, storage, dosing, and pregnancy and breastfeeding safety should be reviewed prior to taking this medication.
Generic Name: Aviane emergency contraceptive (LEE voe nor jes trel)Brand Name: EContra EZ, Fallback Solo, My Way, Next Choice, Opcicon One-Step, Plan B One-Step, React
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com on Oct 19, 2018 – Written by Cerner Multum
How should this medicine be used?
Aviane comes as a tablet to take by mouth. If you are taking Aviane as a single tablet product , take one tablet as soon as possible within 72 hours after unprotected sexual intercourse. If you are taking Aviane as a two tablet product, take one tablet as soon as possible within 72 hours after unprotected sexual intercourse and take a second dose 12 hours later. Aviane works best if it is taken as soon as possible after unprotected sexual intercourse. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Aviane exactly as directed.
If you vomit less than 2 hours after you take a dose of Aviane, call your doctor. You may need to take another dose of this medication.
Because you can become pregnant soon after treatment with Aviane, you should continue using your regular method of birth control or begin using regular birth control immediately.
What is the dosage for oral Aviane?
- Emergency contraception pills should be taken as soon as possible and not more than 72 hours after unprotected sex or when birth control fails.
- Single dose regimen: Take one 1.5 mg tablet as soon as possible within 72 hours of unprotected sex or when birth control fails.
- Two-dose regimen: Take one 0.75 mg tablet as soon as possible within 72 hours of unprotected sex or when birth control fails, followed by a second 0.75 mg tablet 12 hours later.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Aviane?
- If you have an allergy to Aviane or any other part of Aviane (systemic).
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. Do not take Aviane (systemic) if you are pregnant.
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Aviane (systemic) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
As a form of progesterone, Aviane exerts its actions on the hypothalamus through a negative feedback mechanism, which causes a decrease in the secretion of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). Both LH and FSH normally stimulate ovulation. Thus, by reducing their secretion, Aviane serves to inhibit ovulation. The drug also inhibits implantation, the point when a fertilized egg embeds in the uterine wall, where it will grow and develop into an embryo. In addition, Aviane causes the mucus in the cervix to thicken, which blocks the ability of sperm to travel through the uterus and into the fallopian tubes, where fertilization of the egg by a sperm normally takes place.
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