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How effective is the Plan B pill?

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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Plan B (Definition)

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What is a good way to take Plan B pill ?

Emergency bc: Plan b and other generic brands of emergency bc are intended to be taken as directed within 72hr of condom breaking/slipping off or unplanned sex or other bc failure. May have slight nausea/occasional vomiting/delayed period. ...Read more

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Hi, my partner and I talked and decided to take Plan B 2 days later after the intercourse. How really effective is Plan B between 48-72 hours?

Hi, my partner and I talked and decided to take Plan B 2 days later after the intercourse.  How really effective is Plan B between 48-72 hours?

Plan B: is most effective when taken within the first 24 hours of intercourse and loses some effectiveness the further out it is taken. It is still effective 72 hours from intercourse. 89% effective at 72 hours ...Read more

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Next choice vs. Plan b what is the difference?

Next choice vs. Plan b what is the difference?

Both are : emergency contraception that can be purchased over the counter. Generic forms such as Next Choice may cost less the Plan B (but I am not endorsing any product).. ...Read more

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I took plan b on day 3 then my partner ejaculated in me 2hrs later is the plan b still effective?

Could be as the: hormone levels in your body are still high. The odds of you conceiving with such hormonal levels from the Plan B are close to 0. But I would still be careful and not use plan B as a contraceptive. Best if you use alternate more reliable methods such as oral contraceptive, implants or IUDs. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...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 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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What is the difference between Plan B and the pill for abortion?

What is the difference between Plan B and the pill for abortion?

Two different things: Plan b is a high Progesterone pill whereas the "abortion pill" (mifepristone) is a Progesterone blocker. Plan b delays ovulation, so no abortion occurs, whereas Mifepristone acts on the already fertilized egg. See link for further details. http://www.choiceandhealth.com/whatisthedifference.htm. ...Read more

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My Weight Is 180 Would Plan B Still Work ?

I would assume so.: Don't know your BMI. But I would trust the medication to work. 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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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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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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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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took four Bc pills instead of Plan B because I didn't have other options or way to get the real plan b. Feel sick, have to take my regular dose soon?

 took four Bc pills instead of Plan B because I didn't have other options or way to get the real plan b. Feel sick, have to take my regular dose soon?

What's the question?: I don't understand your question. You states 'have to take my regular dose soon'. Are you using oral contraception on a regular basis? If that's so then there may be no need for emergency contraception. You are feeling sick (nausea, etc) because of the higher estrogen content in multiple pills. This will resolve soon. ...Read more

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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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Had unprotected sex a week ago, (took plan B) and again within the week, will plan b work? is there an alternative?

Had unprotected sex a week ago, (took plan B) and again within the week, will plan b work? is there an alternative?

Maybe, Maybe Not: Plan B is not intended to be used multiple times during a menstrual cycle. You will likely have some irregular bleeding. You may want to perform a pregnancy test about 3-4 weeks after your last unprotected intercourse. Your best alternative is not to have unprotected sex and find a suitable means of contraception. ...Read more

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What is Plan B pills and how does it work?

Pregnancy prevention: Plan b is used for unprotected sex with contraceptive failure (to prevent pregnancy). It works using female hormones. ...Read more

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How effective is taking Plan B if he pulls out?

To late: You need to be more protected and better prepared before you start. ...Read more

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