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How long do the side effects of levonorgestrel (plan b) last?

How long do the side effects of levonorgestrel (plan b) last?

Not long: Plan b side effects are temporary. Typically you may notice symptoms during the first day or two.
What symptoms are you experiencing? ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of levonorgestrel (plan b) last after you take it?

How long do the side effects of levonorgestrel (plan b) last after you take it?

Usually only a days: Usually not long, usually they should be gone once you get your period. Obviously of you do not get a period you need to see your obgyn for evaluation or if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What are the side effects and how long can the side effects of Plan B one step last?

What are the side effects and how long can the side effects of Plan B one step last?

Plan B: Potential side effects w emergency contraception include: menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period), nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, headache, breast tenderness & abdominal pain or cramps. Take pregnancy test & notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. Often 24 hours to a week or so. ...Read more

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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

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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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About how long does the plan b one step pills side effects last? If my body is not used to these pills could the symptoms last longer?

About how long does the plan b one step pills side effects last? If my body is not used to these pills could the symptoms last longer?

5 days: It is unusual to have symptoms longer than 5-7 days. If they last longer or if you have worrisome symptoms such as excessive bleeding see your doctor. All the best. ...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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For what length of time do Plan B side effects last?

For what length of time do Plan B side effects last?

Nausea, fatigue, dizzi: 1nausea&vomiting
2abdominal pain
3breast tenderness
4headache
5mestrual changes, next pariod may be lighter, heavier, it may come a little earlier
6diarrhea
7fatigue
8dizzines
9unexpected bleeding
side effects will go away after you have your next periods. Most side effects may be for only for couple days or so. ...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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What are the long term side effects of taking Plan B too often?

Pregnancy: If you're having to take emergency contraception often then clearly you should consider a better long term birth control option. It is not 100% effective and should not be use continuously. You may have some irregular bleeding and if you don't end up pregnant there will be no other long-term effects. ...Read more

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For what length of time do the side effects of the Plan B pill last?

Varies: 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 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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With Plan B how long should it take for you to start feeling side effects?

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

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Had an oophorectomy last week and was raped last night. Is it OK to take plan b? What kind of side effects would be expected?

Had an oophorectomy last week and was raped last night. Is it OK to take plan b? What kind of side effects would be expected?

Police report: I am so sorry to hear this news. Please go to the police for a forensic exam. This will make sure you are ok and begin the legal process. They will also provide you with support groups and counseling. The doctor will offer Plan B and do STD testing. No one deserves this and help is available. ...Read more

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Can taking Plan B two months in a row cause long term side effects like a late period? Or anything else?

Can taking Plan B two months in a row cause long term side effects like a late period? Or anything else?

Yes: Potential side effects w emergency contraception includes menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period), nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, headache, breast tenderness & abdominal pain or cramps. Take pregnancy test & notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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How long can plan b give you side effects. Have a normal period after taking it but still having cramps.

How long can plan b give you side effects. Have a normal period after taking it but still having cramps.

Until next period.: 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. If cramps persists this could be an infection such as a bladder infection see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are side effects of plan B and how common is it to have an allergic reaction to it?

What are side effects of plan B and how common is it to have an allergic reaction to it?

A/w Dr Berryman: Potential side effects w emergency contraception include: menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period), nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, headache, breast tenderness & abdominal pain or cramps. Take pregnancy test & notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. Also doubt that allergic reaction would be likely. ...Read more

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Are these side effects of plan b: low BBT and mid-cycle bleeding?

Low BBT (basal body: Temperature)? - haven't got a clue on that one. However, it can cause irregular bleeding- changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). ...Read more

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How common is it to not have any side effects of Plan B? And how effective if taken within 12hrs? No baby if there was no sperm in vagina? Possible pre ejaculation before he released any sperm.

How common is it to not have any side effects of Plan B? And how effective if taken within 12hrs? No baby if there was no sperm in vagina? Possible pre ejaculation before he released any sperm.

It is common: Many women have no side effects from Plan B. It should be very effective if taken 12 hours after a sexual encounter. It is not effective if taken prior to sexual activity. Pre-ejaculation fluid does can live sperm and can result in pregnancy. Sexually active women who do not want to get pregnant should use a reliable form of birth control, and condoms which provide the best protection from STDs ...Read more

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How can I deal with Plan B side effects?

Depends on the sxs: For headaches or abdominal discomfort can consider use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. For nausea/ vomiting - consider ginger tea or ginger ale.
If fatigued - rest more. ...Read more