In the U.S., Plan B One-Step is available without age restrictions to women and men (check the family planning aisle). One-pill generics (My Way and Next Choice One Dose) will soon be available on the shelf for consumers aged 17 and older, but this change has not taken effect yet; women aged 16 and younger still need a prescription. Two-pill generics (Levonorgestrel Tablets) are still available only behind the counter without prescription if you are 17 or older; younger women need a prescription.
The Next Choice package instructions state that you should take 1 peach pill within 72 hours after unprotected sex and 1 more peach pill 12 hours later. Each dose contains 0.75 mg of levonorgestrel (the two pills are identical, so it does not matter which pill you take first). However, recent research indicates that both doses can be taken at the same time up to 120 hours after unprotected sex. The pills are more effective the sooner they are taken, so take 2 Next Choice pills at the same time as soon as possible after unprotected intercourse.
Next Choice is no longer being manufactured - although it still may be available in some pharmacies and clinics, it is being replaced by the one-pill product Next Choice One Dose.
Click here detailed labeling information from the manufacturer of Next Choice.