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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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Plan B (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a women's ...Read more


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Will Plan B One step work after/during ovulation?

Will Plan B One step work after/during ovulation?

Plan B: Is 95% effective when taken within 24 hours of unprotected intercourse. No contraceptive is 100% effective. ...Read more

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Can Plan B one step delay my period?

Can Plan B one step delay my period?

Yes: Plan b is a female hormone. In some women it may cause women to spot, delay the onset of menses, or skip it altogether. Your period will likely come. If not, make an appointment to see your obgyn or primary care provider. ...Read more

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Is plan B one step good birth control ?

Is plan B one step good birth control ?

Plan B: No it is an emergency contraceptive. It is not meant to be used as regular birth control. Their are much better regular contraceptives. ...Read more

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Does Plan B one step cause early cramping?

Does Plan B one step cause early cramping?

It can.: Potential side effects with emergency contraception can include: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort / cramping or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take a pregnancy test & notify your doctor if >. ...Read more

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If she took Plan B friday and had sex sunday will Plan B one step still work?

If she took Plan B friday and had sex sunday will  Plan B one step still work?

Perhaps not: Plan b causes a spontaneous abortion, by causing the lining of the uterus to shed the implanted and fertilized egg. So the protection for unprotected sex, after the fact is not assured. Please, if pregnancy is not the desired outcome of sexual intercourse, use other forms of contraception. Plan b is not intended to be a form of birth control and should only be reserved for emergency situations. ...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

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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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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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How effective is Plan B one step after 5 days of unprotected sex?

How effective is Plan B one step after 5 days of unprotected sex?

Not very: 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 take Plan B One Step two days before expected period. ?

Yes : You may but it's not necessary.If your preriod is really due in 2days then you don't have to worry about pregnancy.You have already ovulated about 12 days ago. ...Read more

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How to confirm plan b worked? Got 3 periods after taking plan b .

UmmMMM?: I am assuming this question is with regards to a female. The period would confirm that it worked but if in doubt get a pregnancy test done. If the 3 periods came in one month,get checked by a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Can I use Plan B one step four days after unprotected sex?

5 days: Plan b can be used up to 5 days but the sooner the better. ...Read more

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Is the Plan B effective if taken twice within one week?

72 hrs: Plan b decreased the risk of pregnancy when taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. If you are needing it twice in one week consider using condoms and seeing a doctor for long term birth control. ...Read more

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How reliable is the pill Plan B after two days?

How reliable is the pill Plan B after two days?

Up to 89%: 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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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. ...Read more

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Can you take the Plan B one step pill while breastfeeding?

Can you take the Plan B one step pill while breastfeeding?

No, Definitely Not: There is not enough data to say for sure if it is safe while breastfeeding, but there are definitely serious side effects if taken while pregnant. I would definitely not use it. ...Read more

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