- It is used to prevent pregnancy.
- It is used to treat fibroids of the uterus.
- It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
- If you have an allergy to ulipristal or any other part of this drug.
- 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 this drug if you are pregnant.
- If you have taken a dose of this drug within the same period (menstrual) cycle.
- If you are taking any drugs that may make this drug not work as well. This includes bosentan, carbamazepine, felbamate, griseofulvin, oxcarbazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, rifampin, St. John’s wort, and topiramate. There are many drugs that can do this. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
- If you are breast-feeding. Do not take this drug if you are breast-feeding.
- If you have any of these health problems: Breast cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, or vaginal bleeding where the cause is not known.
- If you are breast-feeding. Do not breast-feed while you take this drug.
- If you take any drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) that must not be taken with this drug, like certain drugs that are used for HIV, infections, or seizures. There are many drugs that must not be taken with this drug.
- If you are taking St. John’s wort. Do not take St. John’s wort with this drug. This drug may not work as well.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that you use this drug.
- Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy.
- This drug will not end a pregnancy.
- This drug is not for regular use to prevent pregnancy.
- This drug does not stop the spread of diseases like HIV or hepatitis that are passed through blood or having sex. Do not have any kind of sex without using a latex or polyurethane condom. Do not share needles or other things like toothbrushes or razors. Talk with your doctor.
- If your period is delayed for more than 7 days, talk with your doctor.
- Birth control pills and other hormone-based birth control may not work as well to prevent pregnancy. If you will be using hormone-based birth control, wait at least 5 days after taking this drug before starting it. Use a barrier form of birth control like a condom with spermicide during this time and until your next menstrual period.
- Do not take this drug for longer than you were told by your doctor.
- Most of the time, this drug will lead to less bleeding during monthly periods or no period within 10 days of starting it. The lining of the uterus may also thicken or change while taking this drug. Most of the time, these changes will go back to normal after this drug is stopped. Talk with your doctor.
- Do not give to a child younger than 18 years of age.
- Birth control pills and other hormone-based birth control may not work as well to prevent pregnancy. Use some other kind of birth control also like a condom when taking this drug.
- A pregnancy test will be done to show that you are NOT pregnant before starting this drug. If you get pregnant while taking this drug, call your doctor right away.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Very bad belly pain.
- Vaginal bleeding that is not normal.
- Groin or pelvic pain or swelling.
- Upset stomach.
- Belly pain.
- Feeling tired or weak.
- Period (menstrual) pain.
- Period (menstrual) changes. These include lots of bleeding, spotting, or bleeding between cycles.
- Hot flashes.
- Take with or without food.
- Take this drug within 5 days after unprotected sex.
- If you throw up within 3 hours of taking this drug, call your doctor.
- Take with a full glass of water.
- Start taking this drug during the first 7 days of your period (menstrual) cycle.
- Only 1 dose of this drug is needed. If you miss your dose, take it as soon as you think about it.
- Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule
- Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Store at room temperature.
- Protect from light.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call 212-639-2000.
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