U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Tyler, TX
A 19-year-old female asked:

Can i take plan b on birth control?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Justin Diedrich
Gynecology 14 years experience
Yes : If you did not use the birth control correctly or if you forgot to take it you can take plan b. It works better if you use it sooner. The copper iud is the most effective.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

Wethersfield, CT
A 19-year-old male asked:

Do you need to take Plan B if on birth control?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Birth Control: If you are taking your birth control pills as prescribed, and have not missed any doses, you should not have to take plan b.
A 44-year-old member asked:

If I'm on birth control, is it necessary to take plan b?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not if you have: been on your oral contraceptive long enough for it to be effective. Take care.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is Plan B more effective then birth control?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No!: With no missed pills, "perfect use", the failure rate is 0.3%->99% effective.In typical use, because taking a pill every d without ever missing is hard, about 9/100 couples will get pregnant/year.But emergency birth control, plan b, reduces your risk of pregnancy by about 80-85%, and is not intended for regular use.Ask about other bc options that are easy to use and long lasting like iud or implant.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How does Plan B affect birth control?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Plan B =emergency BC: With no missed pills, "perfect use", the failure rate is 0.3%->99% effective.In typical use, because taking a pill every d without ever missing is hard, about 9/100 couples will get pregnant/year.But emergency birth control, plan b, reduces your risk of pregnancy by about 80-85%, and is not intended for regular use.Ask about other bc options that are easy to use and long lasting like iud or implant.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if on birth control, is it necessary to take plan b?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 40 years experience
No: birth control (pills) is adequate contraception if taken correctly

Related questions

A 39-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 31-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 37-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 27-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Dec 22, 2014

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.