Dosing Information

Dosing Information

For specific products and number of pills to provide, see Pill Formulations and Dosage.

 

Pill type Total dosage to provide
Levonorgestrel-only dedicated product
  • 1.5 mg of levonorgestrel in a single dose.§
Estrogen-progestin dedicated product
  • 0.1 mg ethinyl estradiol + 0.5 mg levonorgestrel. Follow with same dose 12 hours later.
Progestin-only pills with levonorgestrel or norgestrel
  • Levonorgestrel pills: 1.5 mg levonorgestrel in a single dose.
  • Norgestrel pills: 3 mg norgestrel in a single dose.
Combined (estrogen-progestin) oral contraceptives containing levonorgestrel, norgestrel, or norethindrone
  • Estrogen and levonorgestrel pills: 0.1 mg ethinyl estradiol + 0.5 mg levonorgestrel. Follow with same dose 12 hours later.
  • Estrogen and norgestrel pills: 0.1 mg ethinyl estradiol + 1 mg norgestrel. Follow with same dose 12 hours later.
  • Estrogen and norethindrone pills: 0.1 mg ethinyl estradiol + 2 mg norethindrone. Follow with same dose 12 hours later.
Ulipristal acetate dedicated product
  • 30 mg of ulipristal acetate in a single dose.

§ Alternatively, clients can be given 0.75 mg levonorgestrel at once, followed by the same dose 12 hours later. One dose is easier for the client to take and works just as well as 2 doses.

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