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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

Dr. Peter Baumann
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Levonorgestrel (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a progestin commonly used in oral contraceptives and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. It has ...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?

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 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