My Way is an emergency contraceptive you can take if you had unprotected sex and did not use another form of birth control. While we don’t carry this single-dose pill at Nurx™, you can grab it without a prescription at your local pharmacy.
- How Does My Way Work?
To use My Way, you just have to take one pill up to 72 hours after having unprotected sex. Each pill contains 1.5 mg of levonorgestrel, which is a hormone that prevents you from ovulating and makes your uterus inhospitable for any leftover sperm.
- Where Can You Get My Way?
My Way is located in the women's health aisle of most pharmacies, including stores like Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and more. Because it doesn't require a prescription, your insurance probably won't cover it. However, My Way is generally more affordable than other emergency contraceptives like Plan B One-Step or Ella, making it the preferred option for ladies on a budget. If you look around, you might be able to find it for as low as $17 per dose, but prices typically range closer to $30.
- Are There Any Precautions to Worry About With My Way?
It's always a good idea to consult with a medical professional before taking any medication — whether that's one of our knowledge doctors or your personal OB/GYN. They can help identify any potential complications you might have with certain contraceptives. Your doctor will probably ask you about other medications you might be taking or other medical conditions you have to make sure you'll be safe.
Because levonorgestrel is the main ingredient in My Way, you should avoid this pill if you know you have an allergy to it. Otherwise, you may experience an adverse reaction that could make you unwell.
- What Are the Side Effects of My Way?
My Way does come with the potential for some side effects, though luckily, most of them are not serious or common. Many women will experience nausea, breast pain, and stomach pain, especially right after taking the pill. They may also feel tired, dizzy, and develop a headache. Overall, most of these symptoms are similar to what you might feel when you start on any kind of birth control, so they shouldn't disrupt your day too much.
A more long-term side effect of My Way is a change in your menstrual cycle. For example, you may have bleeding or spotting before your next period, a period that's earlier or later than normal, or a period that's lighter or heavier than normal. However, if your period is more than one week late, you may be pregnant, so it's best to head to your OB/GYN for confirmation.
- How Does My Way Interact With Other Drugs?
Luckily, My Way is generally safe to use with other medications you might be taking. However, there are a few drugs that lessen the effects of My Way, including St John's Wort, griseofulvin, rifamycins, modafinil, and more. If you're taking these drugs, you'll need to talk with your doctor to see if My Way is your best choice.
- How Long Does My Way Stay in Your System?
The levonorgestrel in My Way won't stay in your body very long, as it has an elimination half-life of 24.4 hours. However, that's more than enough time for it to do its work.
- Does My Way Expire?
All medications expire eventually, as they lose their potency over time. To keep your My Way pills effective for longer, store them at room temperature between 68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit.
- How Does Nurx™ Work?
Nurx™ is a free platform offering easy online access to doctors and seamless delivery of medications. No more time-consuming trips to the clinic and no more frantic pharmacy runs. We put you in control of your own health, empowering you to get the care you need, when you need it. From diagnosis to delivery of prescriptions, we make every part of getting healthy and staying healthy, better.