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How long do Plan B side effects tend to last?

How long do Plan B side effects tend to last?

A month or two: We see an effect on subsequent periods after emergency contraception. It can make them come early, late, or just make them different. I'd play it by ear, but take a pregnancy test if you don't have a normal period. Things should be back to normal within a couple of months. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Baumann
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How long does Plan B side effects last? And does everyone get the side effects?

A few days: Plan B is a high dose of hormones. It can cause spotting in some. Side effects last only a few days as the hormones quickly leave your body. Consider starting birth control to avoid these scares in the future. Always do a pregnancy test after to make sure it worked ...Read more

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How long do Plan B side effects last? I took it days before I should have gotten my period. Its been 4 days after the pill & no period. Just cramps

How long do Plan B side effects last? I took it days before I should have gotten my period. Its been 4 days after the pill & no period. Just cramps

Emerg birth control: Emergency contraception is used after unprotected intercourse to decrease the risk of pregnancy by 70%. It is a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns to delay or prevent ovulation. Abnormal bleeding is common. Side effects are such as nausea, headache and cramping may occur for a few hours but resolve quickly as the medication leaves your body very fast. ...Read more

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How long does Plan B side effects last? I've had cramping, spotting, and breast pain since i've taken it a little over 2 days ago.

Plan B: 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 long after taking Plan B until the side effects start?

Within 24 hours: Some side effects may start as early as 1 hour like vomiting and headache, and allergic reaction to the medicine and others may come within 24 hours and mestrual changes if any at next period but not every one who takes Plan B gets the all or some of the side effects. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the side effects of the Plan B pill to wear off?

How long does it take for the side effects of the Plan B pill to wear off?

Within 72 hours: The immediate effects should be gone within 72 hours. If they persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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