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If you are using the Plan B emergency contraceptive, when should you take the two pills?

Within 72 hours. You must use ir within 72 hours of the episode of unprotected intercourse. Even then it is only 75% effective so you must take a pregnancy test if you are late with your period. Read more...
As soon as possible. after sexual intercourse. 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...

What is the difference between the Plan B emergency contraceptive and regular birth control pills?

Mechanisms differ. Plan b is levonorgestrel. It alters the tubes to prevent passage of the eggs and sperm and prevent fertilization. It also alters the endometrium to prevent implantation. Birth control pills usually contain an estrogen and a progesterone. They suppress LH and FSH to prevent ovulation. They also alter the cervical mucous to prevent sperm from entering. Read more...
Not the same. Emergency contraception acts mainly by preventing ovulation, and is intended for only occasional or one-time use. Regular birth control pills also work by preventing ovulation, but they work on an ongoing basis for regular contraception (and require daily use). If you need emergency contraception, it's good to use it, but you should then consider ongoing birth control. See http://ec.Princeton. Read more...

I am taking oral cephalexin daily 4 times a day. Today I took Plan B pill (emergency contraceptive pill) is it bad to have those pills interact?

"Double trouble"? Taking these two pills together will make one of them ineffective due to selective gastric absorption. It will usually be the Plan B that doesn't get absorbed and then it fails to work with a doubling of your person with a child and undesired pregnancy. Separate the two pills by at least 2 hours when taking the Plan B. Read more...

Would a male buy Plan B emergency contraceptive at the pharmacy counter or can only females buy it?

Well... Our pharmacists indicate that they would likely only provide it to a male who was a guardian, parent, spouse or for the female who required it. Since writing this - i read a quite a few articles about Plan B one step. The most up to date was from 7 may 2013. It indicated: 'it is now available over-the-counter, for those 15 and older (you must show a valid, proof-of-age id). It is also available. Read more...

If a woman is on antibiotics, could that impair the efficacy of Plan B emergency contraceptive? Thank you.

Depends. It depends on the antibiotic. It would be prudent to check with your pharmacist and address the specific antibiotic of concern. For general information on this topic you may consult this site. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-17838-7300/plan-b-oral/levonorgestrel-oral/details/list-interaction-medication If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Read more...