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How effective is that Plan B morning pill? Within how many hours am i suppose to take the pill in order for it to work?

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Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
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In brief: Within 72 hours

Plan b (levonorgestrel)should be taken within 72 hours (preferably within 12-24 hours) of unprotected sex.
If vomiting occurs within 2 hours of taking Plan B one step repeat the dose.Some side effects are abdominal pain/cramps/nausea/breast tenderness, spotting/dizziness. Plan b is not used routinely to prevent pregnancy, discuss birth control options with your doctor.Practice safe sex use condoms.

In brief: Within 72 hours

Plan b (levonorgestrel)should be taken within 72 hours (preferably within 12-24 hours) of unprotected sex.
If vomiting occurs within 2 hours of taking Plan B one step repeat the dose.Some side effects are abdominal pain/cramps/nausea/breast tenderness, spotting/dizziness. Plan b is not used routinely to prevent pregnancy, discuss birth control options with your doctor.Practice safe sex use condoms.
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