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A 29-year-old female asked:

hi, is it safe to take plan b pills three times in two weeks? i mean, two pills for each time. please help.

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Emergent contracepti: Plan b is meant to be used as emergency contraception not as regular birth control. While it can be used several times, talk to your doc about getting contraception intended to be used regularly, whether pills, shots, patches, rings or iuds. Then plan to make him wear a condom each & every time in order to minimize risk of catching/passing a sexually transmitted disease/infection.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

I took 4 Plan B pills. Will this make it work better?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ealena Callender
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Unfortunately not: Plan b is intended to be taken once within 72 hours of unprotected sex. The timing is actually the most important thing. The amount of hormone in the pill is designed for use as emergency contraception and is just right. So the earlier you take it after unprotected sex, the more likely you are to significantly reduce your chance of getting pregnant.
A 23-year-old female asked:

Taking two Plan B pills in one month is it still effective?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Anthony Gingo
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Plan B: Yes. Plan B emergency contraception is a backup plan that helps prevent pregnancy when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex or birth control failure. The sooner it's taken, the better it works. It contains levonorgestrel, the same hormone used in many birth control pills, just at a higher dose.
Bakersfield, CA
A 21-year-old male asked:

What happens if i don't take both Plan B pills?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacology 16 years experience
Reduce effectiveness: Reduced effectiveness /increase risk of pregnancy. Do a pregnancy test if you are concerned. See your doctor to discuss about birth control methods appropriate for you. Remember to practice safe sex. Use condoms. Take care.
A 18-year-old male asked:

How dangerous and what serious effects happen if you drink Plan B pills 3 times in less than 2 months?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Pregnancy : The only danger is that it might not work and you might end up pregnant. Plan b simply decreases risk. It does not eliminate risk. Please invest in condoms and start birth control. Avoid putting yourself in this scary position.
CA
A 18-year-old female asked:

I have took 3 Plan B pills this year is this bad for me or will it affect me in the future?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes and no: Taking Plan B will not cause health issues. This is not a good long term birth control method though. Since you are taking it often why not consider starting birth control and avoid these scares. The biggest risk you have is that it does not work and you end up pregnant. There are so many great birth control options now. Find one that works for you.

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