Increasing the Effectiveness of My Way®

My Way is more effective when taken sooner than later. Taking My Way as soon as possible within 72 hours (3 days) of unprotected sex will significantly decrease the chance that you will get pregnant. Statistically, 7 out of every 8 women who would have gotten pregnant will not become pregnant after taking My Way as indicated.

How does My Way® work?

My Way is tablet containing levonorgestrel, a hormone that has been used in many birth control pills for over 35 years. My Way contains a higher dose of levonorgestrel than birth control pills, but works in a similar way to prevent pregnancy. It works mainly by stopping the release of an egg from the ovary. It is possible that My Way may also work by preventing fertilization of an egg (the uniting of sperm with the egg) or by preventing attachment (implantation) to the uterus (womb).

How will I know if My Way® worked?

The only way to know if My Way has worked is when you get your next period, which should happen within a week of your expected time. If your regular menstrual period is delayed beyond 1 week, you may be pregnant. You should get a pregnancy test and follow up with your healthcare professional.

What if I am already pregnant and use My Way®?

My Way will not terminate a pregnancy if you are already pregnant and there is no medical evidence that My Way will harm a developing baby. Therefore, if you take My Way accidentally after you are already pregnant or it does not work and you become pregnant, it is not likely to cause any harm to you or your pregnancy and the pregnancy will continue.

What should I do if my menstrual period is delayed?

If you have severe lower stomach (abdominal) pain about 3 to 5 weeks after taking My Way, you may have a pregnancy outside the uterus, which is called a ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy requires immediate medical treatment, so see a healthcare professional right away.

When do I start taking my regular birth control pills after My Way®?

You should resume taking your birth control pills the day after taking My Way since emergency contraception will not reliably protect against additional unprotected sex. Similarly, if you are starting birth control, begin taking your birth control pills the day after taking My Way.