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I am wondering if I can use the morning after pill while being on accutane?

I am wondering if I can use the morning after pill while being on accutane?

Yes: You can use the morning after pill. If you are on Accutane though you should be on two forms of contraception already. This is one of the requirements for Accutane. Please see your doctor urgently to put a pregnancy prevention plan in place while on this medication ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Emergency Contraception (Definition)

Emergency contraception is the method a woman can use to avoid getting pregnant, after she has received sperm in her vagina. She takes the hormone pills, which are usually larger doses of hormones used in oral birth control pills, within a short time (days) after her sexual activity, ...Read more


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How effective is the morning after pill doesn't work if you're ovulating?

How effective is the morning after pill doesn't work if you're ovulating?

Emergency: Contraception can be used at any time during the menstrual cycle. Plan b one-step can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours of sex.
According to planned parenthood when Plan B is taken 48 to 72 hours after intercourse the efficacy is 61%. ...Read more

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Isn't it unusual to to get you period after taking the morning after pill?

Isn't it unusual to to get you period after taking the morning after pill?

Can happen: Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. It can also lead to nausea, abdominal pain, breast tenderness, dizziness. ...Read more

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Took the morning after pill and didn't get any period until 6 weeks later. Why is that the case?

Took the morning after pill and didn't get any period until 6 weeks later. Why is that the case?

Periods with Plan B: Periods can get very off schedule with the use of Plan B. If it is time for her period, you can certainly do a pregnancy test, and if negative, repeat in 3-4 days. Don't be too concerned though, about the lack of period if pregnancy tests are negative after use of PlanB. Your hormone levels will be out of whack for months after use of emergency contraception. ...Read more

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What is the morning after pill? Is that a good substitute if someone doesn't want to wear a condom?

What is the morning after pill? Is that a good substitute if someone doesn't want to wear a condom?

No -it is not a: Substitute for a condom. It is not a regular form of birth control. It is to be used when there has been a failure of the protection that was used during intercourse. ...Read more

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My boyfriend's condom broke and I don't know what to do. And I'm too young to get the morning after pill, what do I do?

My boyfriend's condom broke and I don't know what to do. And I'm too young to get the morning after pill, what do I do?

Plan B: Plan B is available to women over 18 in Michigan. Plan B one step is available to women over 17. Suggest followup at Planned Parenthood or a Family Planning Clinic for other options. ...Read more

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Should I take the morning after pill if I had protected sex last night and the condom didn't slip or break? I'm just worried

Should I take the morning after pill if I had protected sex last night and the condom didn't slip or break? I'm just worried

Not necessary: It is not going to harm anything but it would not likely help either. You should not need the additional protection if you were using the condom properly.. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex and then within 24 hours I took the morning after pill and I don't have the effects. How to tell if it worked?

I had unprotected sex and then within 24 hours I took the morning after pill and I don't have the effects. How to tell if it worked?

Have to wait.: You took it in the recommended time frame. It very likely will work. Not everyone has side effects. But you'll have to wait at least 2 weeks to check a pregnancy test. If its negative then, you're in the clear. ...Read more

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If he used a condom, and didn't go in all the way, could I still catch something? I took the morning after pill the morning after, too. I'm worried.

Yes.: Stis, including viruses such as hiv, can be transmitted despite condom use. If you think you have been exposed you would need testing now, and then again in 6 months to reassure yourself. ...Read more

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I had 5 yazminelle and 5 other after 12 hours as a morning after pill. I had the first 5 after 2/3 hours of intercourse, he didn't pull out. Effective?

I had 5 yazminelle and 5 other after 12 hours as a morning after pill. I had the first 5 after 2/3 hours of intercourse, he didn't pull out. Effective?

Should be OK: Plan B within 12 hrs of unprotective sex is generally effective., so you should be OK. Be careful next time and insist on condom use from your partner. Be safe. ...Read more

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Didn't take the morning after pill. What can I do?

Didn't take the morning after pill. What can I do?

Emergency contracept: Most emergency contraceptives have greatest efficacy when taken within 72 hours of intercourse. However, there can be some lesser amt of protection up to 5 days out with some. ...Read more

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Is it true if I took the morning after pill around when im ovulating or just after it won't work?

Is it true if I took the morning after pill around when im ovulating or just after it won't work?

No: Not for sure because you never know if you have ovulated or not. If you have already ovulated then it might not work but if you have not ovulated then there is a good chance it will. For the future try to use birth control prior as it sure is most reliable! ...Read more

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I took 3 bc pills 3 days in a row because I didn't have the morning after pill. Then I took 3 more a couple days later. Am I ok?

I took 3 bc pills 3 days in a row because I didn't have the morning after pill. Then I took 3 more a couple days later. Am I ok?

???: Hi, I don't know, r u? u might develop spotting, and also that might change the flow of ur period,
Why don't u start a better method of birth control? ...Read more

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Why can the morning after pill make your next 2 cycles shorter, like 10-15 days (normally they 27)? Does it mean you didn't have ovulation?

Abnormal bleeding: Emergency contraception is used after unprotected intercourse to decrease the risk of pregnancy by about 70%. It is a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns to delay or prevent ovulation. Abnormal bleeding or an abnormal cycle after use is common. Check preg test in 10 days. ...Read more

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Should I take the morning after pill if the condom slipped off but he didn't cum in me?

Should I take the morning after pill if the condom slipped off but he didn't cum in me?

No: This is probably not necessary. The likelihood of pregnancy in your described circumstance is extremely low. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex but I took the morning after pill but the next day we had unprotected sex & I didn't took the pill does it still work?

I had unprotected sex but I took the morning after pill but the next day we had unprotected sex & I didn't took the pill does it still work?

No it does not: The morning after pill only works for the sex you had. It is not effective for sex you have after you take the morning after pill. You would need to take another pill. Obviously protected sex will alleviate these concerns ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex while ovulating and took the morning after pill 3 days later. Is there a chance the morning after pill isn't effective?

I had unprotected sex while ovulating and took the morning after pill 3 days later. Is there a chance the morning after pill isn't effective?

Not 100% effective: Emergency contraceptive such as Plan B One-Step are 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 Morning after pill and a week later I got some sort of bleeding. I don't know if this is a period. But it is very light and lasted two days?

I took Morning after pill and a week later I got some sort of bleeding. I don't know if this is a period. But it is very light and lasted two days?

Emergency contracep: 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. ...Read more

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What if I had unprotected sex with my wife but didn't release inside. She took morning after pill on the same day. Is there any probability of pregnency?

What if I had unprotected sex with my wife but didn't release inside. She took morning after pill on the same day. Is there any probability of pregnency?

Yes but low risk: There is definitely a risk of pregnancy with unprotected sex even without ejaculation in vagina, as the pre-ejaculation seminal fluid contains sperm. Morning after pills like Plan B are very effective. If you take it within 72 hours after you've had unprotected sex, Plan B one-step can reduce the risk of pregnancy by up to 89%. Within 24 hours, it is about 95% effective. Nothing is 100%. ...Read more

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My last per was 1/29. Had sex on 1/2 @4am. Next day, took morning after pill. Then 2day had unpro sex again but he said he didn't cum. Can I get pre go?

My last per was 1/29. Had sex on 1/2 @4am. Next day, took morning after pill. Then 2day had unpro sex again but he said he didn't cum. Can I get pre go?

Possibly: Even if your partner doesn't ejaculate, there can still be pre-ejaculate, which can indeed also contain sperm, so yes, you could possibly still get pregnant. ...Read more

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For what reasons haven't I gotten my period after taking the morning after pill?

For what reasons haven't I gotten my period after taking the morning after pill?

Typical disruption: Anyone having intercourse without birth control or condoms may get pregnant. If intercourse was within 72 hours you consider taking plan b. Ella (ulipristal acetate) is another brand that can be used up to 5 days after unprotected intercourse. Plan b is a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns to delay or prevent ovulation. Abnormal bleeding after is common. Check preg test in 10 days. ...Read more

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How can I get the morning after pill?

At pharmacy.: No prescription required. Www. Planbonestep. Com provides coupons and name of local pharmacies that carry the med. ...Read more

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How can the morning after pill work?

How can the morning after pill work?

Prevent conception: Emergency contraceptive pills work by keeping the egg from being released by the ovary or by keeping the sperm and egg from getting together. Current evidence says they do not work by keeping a pregnancy from implanting in the uterus. ...Read more

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How can the morning after pill work?

Like reg. Bcps: Just like birth control pills, the morning after pill can stop ovulation from occuring, or can delay ovulation. It also can interfere with the wombs ability to accept a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does the morning after pill lways work?

Does the morning after pill lways work?

It is not 100%: Nothing is 100%. Plan b one-step ; similar emergency contraceptives can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours of sex.
According to planned parenthood when Plan B is taken 48 to 72 hours after intercourse the efficacy is 61%. ...Read more

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Does the morning after pill always work?

Nothing is 100%: Effective. Plan b one-step ; similar emergency contraceptives can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours of sex.
According to planned parenthood when Plan B is taken 48 to 72 hours after intercourse the efficacy is 61%. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Levy
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Morning After Pill (Definition)

Emergency contraception is a method to prevent pregnancy in women who have had unprotected sex, or for whom a barrier method has failed (slipped condom, diaphragm, or cervical cap, or broken condom). Emergency contraception medicine is not the same ...Read more


Taking Accutane (Definition)

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a powerful medicine that treats acne. It is known to cause severe birth defects if a woman becomes ...Read more