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how safe is plan b?

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Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Plan b: I'm not sure i can fully answer this question but i will do my best. If you aren't on any form on birth control and you have taken Plan B once then you are fine, it becomes a problem when you rely on Plan B and take it multiple times within a few months. At that point i would recommend talking to a doctor about birth control pills and other methods otherwise it is safe from the situation i listed.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Safe but w possible: Side effects: potential side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. For chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take pregnancy test ; notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late.
Answered on Jul 22, 2020
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