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I took plan b and a few hours later had unprotected sex do I Need to take another pill

A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
You don't need two: If you took it within a few hours of unprotected sex, it should work at the maximum of its ability to eliminate unwanted pregnancies. Taking another n ... Read More
Dr. Brian Nguyen
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Safe: while taking an extra dose is a safe thing to do and will not harm your body, it is unlikely to decrease your risk of getting pregnant. the effectiven ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not significant: Taking a pill 1.5 hours late is unlikely to have an impact on the overall effectiveness of the pill.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cody Mead
Dr. Cody Mead answered
12 years experience Family Medicine
Should be ok: The pill should have long been dissolved and absorbed in 25 hours. The vomiting shouldn't have any effect on the pills effectiveness. Hope this help ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: By that point the hormones in the pill are in her system & will do what they do.Her vomiting probably reflects the hormone effecting her body-a si ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
2 pills : When you miss a birth-control pill you should just take two the following day. Take two today and then resume taking them as normal. Plan b can be tak ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
21 years experience Pediatrics
The : The good news is that since you took the Plan B pill so soon after you had unprotected sex, you are most likely protected from being pregnant. Your s ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: In the setting of missed pills, the chance of pregnancy is probably slightly increased. If it has been less than 72 hours since unprotected intercour ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Birth Control Pills: it is best to take them at the same time each day, but you are doing well. You are protected there is no need to take plan B.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Missing data: If you are new to the pill, many docs suggest you use backup BC until your system is accustomed to that pill or 1 month. Some drug companies suggest t ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: If you started your birth control pills on day 3 of your cycle, you are protected and don't need Plan B. Hope this helps.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
About BC pills...: A woman who is properly taking her birth control pills, and is beyond her first pack of pills, has contraceptive protection ALL the time, regardless o ... Read More

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