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Plan B (Overview)

Levonorgestrel is a women's health and pregnancy agent.


Plan B (Overview)

Levonorgestrel is a women's health and pregnancy agent.


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Is Plan B safe?

Is Plan B safe?

Yes: But is does have potential side effects. 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.


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Treating Hepatitis B (Checklist)

See your gastroenterologist
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Follow the recommended therapy completely
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Notify your doctor if you're pregnant
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Get periodic repeat blood tests
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Does Plan B work?

Does Plan B work?

Yes: Plan b is about 90% effective if taken within 3 days (72 hours) of having unprotected sex. It may still work up to 5 days (120 hours) after unprotected sex, but the failure rate is higher. ...Read more

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How safe is plan b?

How safe is plan b?

Safe but w possible: Side effects: 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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Is Plan B effective?

Yes, relatively: Speaking. Plan b one-step can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% is used within 24 hours of sex. ...Read more

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Does Plan B work well?

Plan B one step: Plan b one-step can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% is used within 24 hours of sex. ...Read more

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Do Plan B really work?

Yes: Plan b is there, of course, because the better method plan a is not present.
Plan b does work. The sooner it's taken the better it works. The effectiveness gradually decreases over the next 5 days
a newer emergency contraception called Ella (ulipristal acetate) has more even effectiveness over the next 5 days. ...Read more

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What is Plan B one step?

What is Plan B one step?

Plan B: Is like an alternative to 'Plan A". In other words if you are using one form of birth control but it fails, you can then use Plan B as part of a back up plan. It is an emergency contraceptive. ...Read more

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How effective is plan b?

Plan B: Plan B One-Step is 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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Where can you buy plan b?

Drug store off the: Shelf - show ID at register (must be 15 years old to buy). ...Read more

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How effective is Plan B?

Very effective: If taken within 48-72 hrs of intercourse it is more than 90% effective ...Read more

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How do plan B pills work?

Hi dose BCPs: They are basically high dose BCPs which make the uterine wall a hostile environment for a potentially newly fertilized egg and so it cannot implant itself and grow and so it just flows out with ensuing menses. ...Read more

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What does taking Plan B do?

What does taking Plan B do?

3 mechanisms of: Action. “Plan B temporary stops the release of an egg from an ovary. Prevents Fertilization. Prevents a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus.” REF: http://planb. Ca/how-it-works. Html ...Read more

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Wht do u think bout plan b?

Thoughts: It can be used effectively if another form of birthcontrol fails. It should not be used for regular protection. ...Read more

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What if Plan B does not work?

It should not harm: Fetus. Plan B One-Step is 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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Can my weight affect plan b?

Can my weight affect plan b?

Maybe if: Morbidly obese. Plan B may require a higher dose with obese women. REF: See: http://www. Npr. Org/sections/health-shots/2013/11/26/247226093/emergency-contraceptive-pill-might-be-ineffective-for-obese ...Read more

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Does Plan B work 4 days later?

Highly Diminished: The optimum efficacy of Plan B accrues if it is taken within 72 hours post-coitus with higher efficacy the closer it is taken to the time of coitus.

4 days post-coitus is pushing it. See your pcp or ob/gyn to explore your options. Good luck! ...Read more

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How often can you take plan b?

Only when the: contraception you are using fails. It should not be used as a substitute for birth control pills. ...Read more

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When should someone take plan b?

Within 72 hours of: Failed contraception. Plan B One-Step is 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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Can I repeat Plan B in two days?

You could: But the efficacy data (as in how effective it will be) isn't there are studies with repeated use aren't available. If you need to use emergency contraception with any frequency you need to review with your doctor the possibility of more long term contraception. ...Read more

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How many times can I use plan b?

How many times can I use plan b?

There is no: Maximum number of times that Plan B can be used. But there is something wrong if it needs to be used repeatedly. It is only designed for emergency use after failure of the normal form of birth control. ...Read more

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How effective is the Plan B pill?

Plan B: Plan B One-Step is 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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Does Plan B work after ovukation?

Does Plan B work after ovukation?

Yes: Plan b can be used after ovulation. It can be used at any time during your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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How effective is Plan B one-step?

Plan B: Plan b one-step can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% is used within 24 hours of sex. Taking it within 72 hours after unprotected sex reduces the risk of pregnancy by 89 percent. ...Read more

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Where can you get the Plan B pill?

Where can you get the Plan B pill?

Over-the-counter: Plan b is available over-the-counter in texas without a prescription. You may find it at most pharmacies. After using it please consider seeing an ob/gyn to start a more effective long-term birth control strategy. ...Read more

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Do you believe in the plan b pill?

Plan B: Yes.
It is called ' plan b' because you should really have a plan a which is a consistent and reliable means of contraception and a plan b comes in to play when plan a does not work. ...Read more

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Will Plan B still work 2 days after?

Will Plan B still work 2 days after?

Yes - but not 100%: Plan B One-Step is 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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Will Plan B have worked if you bled?

Will Plan B have worked if you bled?

Bleeding does not: Mean that Plan B prevented pregnancy. You know that Plan B worked when you have your period. ...Read more

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Is Plan B pill effective before sex?

No: It is designed to be used after the sexual event, not prior to it. ...Read more