Do you need emergency contraception, but don't want to feel uncomfortable buying it at your local drugstore? At the Tool Shed, we care about your comfort and safety, so we have added emergency contraception to our wellness section. No shame, no judgement... and none of the gender baggage that often comes along when purchasing these items.
Prevent pregnancy before it starts with Restart™.
Restart is a "morning-after pill" that reduces your chances of getting pregnant when taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex (or if your birth control fails). No prescription is necessary.
With the same active ingredient as Plan B One-Step®, Restart™ is a safe and effective way to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex – lowering your risk by nearly 90%. Anyone can buy Restart™ without a prescription.
PLEASE NOTE: We stock this item in our brick-and-mortar shop, where it can be purchased in-store. We do not sell it through our web site because of the time-sensitive nature of taking this medicine. it is most effective when taken as soon as possible within 72 hours after unprotected intercouse.
Box contains 1 pill (1.5 mg Levonorgestrel tablet).
Is there a weight limit for Restart?
The TL;DR is that it’s inconclusive, but if you weigh over 165 lbs we recommend speaking with your health care provider. Here’s what we know:
The FDA states that there are no concerns that would prevent someone from using levonorgestrel emergency contraceptives safely, regardless of how much they weigh. When emergency contraception is taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex or birth control failure, it can significantly decrease your chances of pregnancy by nearly 90%.
However, there are some studies that suggest efficacy may decrease as body weight and BMI increase. If you weigh over 165 lbs or have a BMI over 25, the morning-after pill available without a prescription may not be as effective, and you may want to consider the prescription morning-after pill (ella®), or the copper IUD. If you have concerns about whether Restart™ is right for you, reach out to your health care provider.
While everyone at any size should be able to use the morning-after pill and trust that it will work effectively, we know that this is not the reality. Stix is committed to advocating for accessible emergency contraception for all and will work to offer better options as they become available.
Are there any side effects when taking Restart?
Side effects may include changes in your period flow (heavier or lighter bleeding) or timing (your next period may be early or late), nausea, lower stomach pain, tiredness, headache, dizziness, and breast/chest tenderness.
What if I'm already ovulating? Will restart work?
Restart™, or any morning-after pill with the hormone levonorgestrel, will not prevent pregnancy if you’re already ovulating. Because Restart™ prevents pregnancy by delaying ovulation, this means that if you take it while you’re ovulating it may not work as intended. It’s important to note that most folks don’t know exactly when they ovulate, so it’s best to take the morning-after pill as soon as possible regardless of if you think you’re about to ovulate.
How will I know that Restart worked?
You’ll know Restart has effectively prevented pregnancy when you get your next period, which should come at the normal time in your cycle, or within a week. If your period is delayed beyond one week, it is possible you may be pregnant. You should take a pregnancy test and follow up with your health care provider for next steps.
Does Restart have any effect on my ability to get pregnant in the future?
Restart™ doesn’t impact an existing pregnancy nor does it negatively affect your ability to get pregnant in the future.
Is Restart legal?
Yes! Restart™ is legal across the entire country. This is because Restart™ does not terminate an existing pregnancy-- it simply prevents pregnancy before it happens.