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Is Plan B safe?

Is Plan B safe?

Yes: Plan b is safe and effective - it works over 85% of the time if used within 72 hours (3 days) of unprotected sex and about 80% if used within 120 hours (5 days). There are few complications, but there are side effects occasionally, like nausea and headache. ...Read more

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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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Treating Hepatitis B (Checklist)

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Follow 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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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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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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What is Plan B one step?

What is Plan B one step?

Plan B: Plan b is a backup method of preventing pregnancy and is not for routine use. Is uses the same ingredients found in many birth control pills to help prevent pregnancy from happening in the first 72 hours after unprotected sex. If your regular birth control method fails, or if you had sex without birth control, Plan B may help. Check out http://planbonestep.Com. ...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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