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After Plan B How Long I Need To Wait To Work Out
No restrictions: There are no activity restrictions after taking the plan B pill. However, you should resume your normal method of birth control immediately. Your period should come at the normal time or up to one week later. If it is late, you should take a pregnancy test and talk with a healthcare provider. Good luck. ...Read more
Had sex yesterday, took plan b. Boyfriend came inside me today. Do I have to take another plan b? How long will it work? Thank you
Take another: The first Plan B will probably cover you but it doesn't hurt to take another. And please, get on a good continuous birth control method. You have many options. Your doctor or planned parenthood can help you with this. Getting pregnant when you don't want to has very serious consequences. ...Read more
Don't wait: Plan B One-Step is up to 89 % effective when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. It can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours. It continues to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex, but is less effective as time passes. ...Read more
Plan B: Plan b is not an abortion pill. It begins to change hormones after ingested. The hormones in Plan B can prevent the ovary from releasing an egg, thickens cervical mucus which makes it harder for the sperm to reach the egg and thins the lining of the uterus to prevent implantation. ...Read more
The medication works by inhibitting ovulation. Thus, no egg, no pregnancy!
the half-life of the medication varies greatly ranging from 11 to 45 hours and so it is difficult to say for sure. Based on this, it stays in the body for about 2.5 days to just over 1 wk.
If you still have question, post it here or consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends on ur weight: Plan B is usually effective up to 5 days after unprotected sex, but most effective within first 72hrs (~88% reduction in unintended pregnancy). However recent studies found that Plan B is less effective in women weighing >165lbs, and ineffective if >175lbs. It does not stay in system more than a few days. ...Read more
Next cycle: You should be able to get pregnant the next time you ovulate. ...Read more
1 day: No waiting period is necessary if you took pan b correctly and at the right time. ...Read more
Plan B: If your period is late (especially if 7 or more days late). Potential side effects with emergency contraception can include: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. ...Read more
See below: You would take a pregnancy test around 28 days after the first day of your last period (assuming you typically have 28 day cycles). ...Read more
How long should I wait to workout after taking Plan B? I've heard your body can burn off medication, and I don't want to get pregnant
Few hours: Just wait a few hours until it is absorbed then work out will be fine. ...Read more
My birth control method failed. I've read that Plan B works up to 72 hours after what if I wait 24 hrs after because my pharmacy is closed? Am I safe?
Plan B: Yes - waiting 24 hours after sex is ok. Plan B One-Step is up to 89 % effective when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. It can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours. It continues to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex, but is less effective as time passes. ...Read more
I had unprotected sex yesterday and I took plan b today in the morning how long should I wait to take a pregnancy test just to make sure I'm not?
No need: You did right think to take Plan B within right time frame (72 hours).In this instance you will get period most likely earlier. If you like to do pregnancy test wait about week. Think about better Plan " A" long term contraception AND condom use. Also prevention of STD!! Get checked by doctor regularly. ...Read more
I took a Plan B yesterday and I also need to take my Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). Is this ok or how long should I wait to get the bc?
Best to wait: Although depoprovera does not cause pregnancy harm if accidentally used during early pregnancy (world health organization info), most agree that it is best to test negative for pregnancy 2 weeks after taking plan b. This is to prevent pregnancy detection delay and confusion. Plan b may slightly alter your next cycle. ...Read more
Period comes around may 6ish, had unprotected sex 2 days ago. If I get my period am I safe or have to wait longer. I took Plan B 1 hr after sex.
If I took plan b and I take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) will the plan b be still effective? How long to wait to take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) if I took plan b Thursday morning
The plan b: Should still be effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had sex last night condom broke went and for plan b pill right away how accurate is it and how long do I wait to take a test my period is very irreg?
95%!: If you take Plan-B within 72 hours after you've had unprotected sex, it can reduce the risk of pregnancy by up to 89%. If you take Plan B within 24 hours, it is about 95% effective. You should wait 2 weeks to do a home pregnancy test and might want to repeat it again at 3 weeks. Best wishes! ...Read more
Can Plan B one-step temporarily reverse the effects of Cymbalta and Zoloft? If so, how long until the antidepressants work again?
I took plan b 1 day ago my period was and is due any day now I had sex on Saturday how long should I wait til I take a pregnancy test?
Might not have any: Or could start at variable times. Potential se’s w emergency contraception: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. ...Read more
Peaks at 3 hours: Levonorgestrel (The active ingredient in Plan-B) peaks in breast milk around 3 hours after ingestion. The level is pretty low by 6 hours. It is still barely detectable at 24 hours in some women. Levonorgestrel is not believed to harm the baby if you continue to breast-feed after taking it. But if you want to pump to 6-8 hours after taking it, most of it would be gone. Best wishes! ...Read more
Is it normal to have a light period that lasts for nine+ days after taking plan b? How long should bleeding last?
Nine + days is not: Normal. Bleeding should not normally last more than a week. Please notify your GYN for bleeding lasting longer than 7 days. ...Read more
The condom broke on sunday. He might have came in me a little. I'm on nexplanon. Should I get plan b? How long before I can take a pregnant test.
Nexplanon stopped my periods. The condom broke...Should I take plan b. How long before I can take a pregotest. I've been on nexplanon for 4-5months?
You can: When on nexplanon, as your doctor likely told you, it can stop your menses and this is completely okay. Your lining has thinned such that there isn't anything to bleed from. The chance of pregnancy with Nexplanon is 1%. It's awesome that you're using a condom too, to help prevent stds and serve as back up. Plan b will definitely help prevent ovulation, take as soon as possible to get benefit. ...Read more
Plan b is there, of course, because the better method plan a is not present.
Plan b does work. The sooner it's taken the better it works. The effectiveness gradually decreases over the next 5 days
a newer emergency contraception called Ella (ulipristal acetate) has more even effectiveness over the next 5 days. ...Read more
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