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Dr. Donald Rock
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How long does Plan B stay in your system?

Dr. Donald Rock
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How long does Plan B stay in your system?

24-48 hours: The drug reaches its highest concentration in about 2 hours and, assuming normal liver and kidney function should be out of your body between 24 and 48 hours. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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How long does Plan B stay in your system, because I have to take a body detox?

Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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How long does Plan B stay in your system, because I have to take a body detox?

A few days: The hormones will be out of your system within a few days to maybe a week at tops. However, the effects on dementia cyclamate last for 2 to 3 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Timothy Brown
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I am breastfeeding. How long does plan B stay in your system? I am worried about taking plan be and what it will do to my 6 month old. I am exclusively breastfeeding but worried about getting pregnant because now is definitely not the time.

Dr. Timothy Brown
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I am breastfeeding. How long does plan B stay in your system?  I am worried about taking plan be and what it will do to my 6 month old. I am exclusively breastfeeding but worried about getting pregnant because now is definitely not the time.

Not a concern: The progesterone hormone in Plan B is safe to take while breastfeeding and will not harm your child. Exclusive breastfeeding will provide you with some protection but you might want to discuss with your doctor about going on the "mini pill" for better reliability. This is a better option that episodically using Plan B. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How long does for Plan B stay in your system?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Briefly: Even though Plan B is out of your system relatively quickly, the hormonal changes that occur may take up to several months after the Plan B was taken to even out. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How long does Plan B one step stay in your system?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Briefly: Even though Plan B is out of your system relatively quickly, the hormonal changes that occur may take up to several months after the Plan B was taken to even out. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
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How long will the plan B stay in my system?

Dr. Philip Miller
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Varies: 3-5 days at a minimum

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How long does Plan B remain effective in your system after taking it?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How long does Plan B last in your system?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Well: Even though Plan B is out of your system relatively quickly, the hormonal changes that occur may take up to several months after the Plan B was taken to even out. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Levine
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Had protected sex 4/3 Took a plan b 4/5 Did it work ? How long will be stay in my system? Thanks!

Dr. Jeffrey Levine
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Had protected sex 4/3
Took a plan b 4/5

Did it work ? 

How long will be stay in my system?

Thanks!

Depends on ur weight: Plan B is usually effective up to 5 days after unprotected sex, but most effective within first 72hrs (~88% reduction in unintended pregnancy). However recent studies found that Plan B is less effective in women weighing >165lbs, and ineffective if >175lbs. It does not stay in system more than a few days. ...Read more

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Dr. Henry Jacobs
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How long does it take for plan B to leave my system?

Dr. Henry Jacobs
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48 hours: the medicine is usually out of your system in 48 hours but the effects on your uterus and ovaries can last weeks. ...Read more

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