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Plan B Failure Rate
High: Pregnancy rate is ~10% if taken within 72 hours. There may be irregular bleeding for up to 2 months after taking. The pattern doesn't mean anything about whether the medication worked or not. So run a home urine pregnancy test 14 days after the accident using first urine of the morning. If it's negative, you're not pregnant. Consider a more reliable form of contraception for the future. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I experienced condom failure with my wife 2 days in a row and we've used plan b within an hour of each failure. Is this safe and will it be effective?
Dark dark bleeding 3 days after taking Plan B on last day of my cycle after contraception failure. .. worried!
Is it normal to have mild cramping & nausea for 5 days, that began a couple hrs after taking Plan b? Took it 3 hrs after condom failure. I have not go
This could be due to: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a contraception failure 2days ago and want to use Plan B.spotting since 2days (never had before)LMD is 29th April.is it my period?Shld I use planB
If not wanting preg.: If the next period is due around May 29th, then this time of month is actually mid-cycle (around ovulation). If one truly doesn't want to become pregnant, using Plan B is pretty effective and can be taken as soon as possible. One can call her Ob-Gyn doctor if having questions or concerns. ...Read more
I am on regular birth control pills. I took Plan B the first day of my placebo week because of condom failure. Could Plan B make me miss my period?
Maybe: If you were taking the birth control pills regularly it is very unlikely that you would become pregnant...Even with a broken condom. The condom is helping very little with your contraception but using a condom can be a good way to prevent some stds, not all. Plan b could alter your period. Just begin your next pill cycle on the correct day. Get a pregnancy test done to prove you are not pregnant. ...Read more
Can plan b loose its effectiveness? I understand this might be circumstantial i.e. twice in one month, four times in six months, ect..
It would not: loose it's effectiveness . Follow the instruction on the box of the medication. ...Read more
Is there any foods that should be avoided to prevent the effects of the Plan B one step pill from working? (i.E. Dairy )
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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