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Is Plan B effective?

Is Plan B effective?

Yes, relatively: Speaking. Plan b one-step can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% is used within 24 hours of sex. ...Read more

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How effective is plan b?

Plan B: 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

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How effective is Plan B?

Very effective: If taken within 48-72 hrs of intercourse it is more than 90% effective ...Read more

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How effective is the Plan B pill?

Plan B: 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

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How effective is Plan B one-step?

Plan B: Plan b one-step can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% is used within 24 hours of sex. Taking it within 72 hours after unprotected sex reduces the risk of pregnancy by 89 percent. ...Read more

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Is Plan B pill effective before sex?

No: It is designed to be used after the sexual event, not prior to it. ...Read more

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How effective is plan b after 27 hours?

How effective is plan b after 27 hours?

Plan B: 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

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How effective is Plan B if took on day 3?

Up to 89%: 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

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Is Plan B still effective after 72 hours?

Is Plan B still effective after 72 hours?

Could be: If your talking like not long after 72 hours. You could try it up to 4-5 days, it won't cause a birth defect or an abortion, it changes the uterine lining to avoid implantation. ...Read more

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How effective is taking Plan B if he pulls out?

To late: You need to be more protected and better prepared before you start. ...Read more

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Took Plan B after 4 days..Will it be effective?

Less effective : The longer after unprotected sex you take it the less effective the Plan B is. 4 days out it still works, but not near as well as taking it the same day. But certainly better than nothing. If you can see a doctor tomorrow to get a copper iud it will work better than everything else. ...Read more

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How effective is plan b if taken 3 hrs before sex?

Probably effective: Plan B is 95% effective if taken within 24 hours after intercourse. Its intended for use in an emergency so there is not a lot of research on what happens if you take it prior to intercourse. However, it works by delaying ovulation and it makes sense that it would be equally effective if take just prior to intercourse or just after. But this is my opinion and not based on research. ...Read more

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How effective is Plan B if i took it after 40 hours?

How effective is Plan B if i took it after 40 hours?

Plan B: 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

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How effective is Plan B the second time you take it?

Having taken Plan B: Previously does not make it less effective. Plan b one-step can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% is used within 24 hours of sex. It is up to 89 percent effective when taken within 72 hours (three days) after unprotected sex. ...Read more

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Does taking two Plan B pills make it more effective.

Take as directed: Pharmaceutical companies test the medications that they produce at various dosage levels to determine, which is the optimal dose to accomplish its goal with a minimum of side effects. Plan B should therefore be taken as directed. ...Read more

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Is the Plan B effective if taken twice within one week?

72 hrs: Plan b decreased the risk of pregnancy when taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. If you are needing it twice in one week consider using condoms and seeing a doctor for long term birth control. ...Read more

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What is plan b? How effective is it & how do you obtain it?

Emergency pill: Plan b is a Progesterone emergency contraception that is used within 72 hours of having sex without pregnancy protection or a condom accident. It is very effective and reduces risk of pregnancy to ~ 10%. The sooner it's taken the more effective it is. It's available over the counter at any pharmacy. It a pharmacy doesn't carry it, most states require referral to a pharmacy that does. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Is a plan b one step pill that expired 7 months ago still effective?

Plan B: Plan B is intended to be used during a very short time frame. Get a Plan B that has not expired to be safe. ...Read more

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How long does Plan B remain effective in your system after taking it?

How long does Plan B remain effective in your system after taking it?

Are you asking if it: Will protect you from future acts of sexual intercourse - don't count on it to do that. ...Read more

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How effective is Plan B close to the 3 day mark within about 60 hours?

Not very: Plan B works about 50% of the time. Pregnancy occurs one to five days after sex. 60 hours after sex may be way too late to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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How many times can you take the Plan B pill and it still remains effective?

How many times can you take the Plan B pill and it still remains effective?

No set number: It should work each time if taken at the right time, but you should not be having to take it more than 1-2 times a yr at the most, it is not supposed to be used as birth control, if you are taking it frequently, you need to get on a reliable birth control that u will use, so please see your gyn esp at your age. ...Read more

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I was curious if Plan B one step would be effective if i took it before sex?

No: It is to be used specifically after a sexual event not before hand. Remember, this is not to be used for routine birth control. ...Read more

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How effective is Plan B when taken near the 3 day mark within around 60 hours?

How effective is Plan B when taken near the 3 day mark within around 60 hours?

Plan B: 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

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I took a Plan B pill a little over 48 hours and it wasn't effective. Why not?

?????: The Plan B pill can make your cycle irregular,it does NOT mean it is not effective. Plan B can work in one of three ways depending on where you are in your cycle. It can prevent or delay ovulation, can interfere with the fertilization of the egg or may prevent implantation by altering the lining of the uterus. If you take Plan B One-Step within 24 hours, it is about 95% effective. ...Read more

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Took Plan B in May, it is now January. Could I take it again and it be effective?

Yes.: It will work every time. We certainly do not condone regular use. Regular use would suggest that you really need a better Plan A. ...Read more

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Is Plan B less effective if you have taken it a few times over the course of a year?

No: It is not less effective. You should however use reliable contraception to prevent pregnancy. Plan B is not a contraceptive choice...Take care of yourself ...Read more

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How long do I wait after i take the Plan B pill for it to be effective and what do I do?

How long do I wait after i take the Plan B pill for it to be effective and what do I do?

Do not wait. : Take as soon as possible. The efficacy of the emergency contraception decline significantly after 72 hrs of exposing to a pregnancy risk. Buy in any pharmacy , no prescription is necessary and use as indicated. ...Read more

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Is plan b one step still effective after the expiration date on the package, and how long after the date is it not effective?

Probably: Most medicines are fine up to 6 months after expiration date. However, this is an important medication and you shouldn't take chances. Try to use things within their allotted time. ...Read more

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I took a plan b one step pill that had expired 7 months ago. Should I go and get another pill? Is the one I took still effective?

Plan B expired: If the expiration date is on the package, that is a "sell by " date for the pharmacy, Your pill should be good for a year after the date. Check with the pharmacist. If there is any question...take another. ...Read more

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Wanting to buy after morning pill but Plan-B is too much for me. What generic brand is THE MOST effective like Plan-B AND not as expensive?

Levonorgestrel 0.75: Plan B is levonorgestrel 0.75mg taken twice. Plan B One-Step is double that dose simply taken once. There are a number of generic equivalents that are equally effective and generally about half the price. Next Choice is one of those brands. A doctor could also prescribe a single high dose of a cheap generic progesterone or combination birth control pill, or placement of an IUD will work. ...Read more

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Is plan b effective if you're already ovulating ?

Well the issue: is that Plan B is used to prevent/ delay the ovary from releasing an egg. If the egg was already released - than it is too late to prevent that. ...Read more