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Is plan b 100 accurate?

Status: Discontinued

May Treat:

Drug Class: Contraceptive Implant – Progestin · Contraceptive Intrauterine – Progesterone IUD · Emergency Contraceptives · Emergency Contraceptives – Progestin Type

Availability: Prescription sometimes needed

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Status: Discontinued

May Treat:

Drug Class: Contraceptive Implant – Progestin · Contraceptive Intrauterine – Progesterone IUD · Emergency Contraceptives · Emergency Contraceptives – Progestin Type

Availability: Prescription sometimes needed

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Lactation: Does not adversely affect lactation

Alcohol: Limit intake while taking this medication

Driving: May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Use caution

PrecautionsPrecautions

  • If available, read the patient package insert
  • If available, read the patient package insert
  • Not recommended during pregnancy.
  • Use condoms to protect against diseases (STDs).

  • For intrauterine device products : Drug is given by a nurse or a doctor. Tell doctor your complete medical history. Irregular menses/breast tenderness may occur. Lab tests may be ordered to monitor therapy.
  • For tablet products : Follow directions carefully. Use within 72 hours of unprotected sex. If vomiting occurs within 2 hours of dose, call MD. May make you dizzy. Use caution when driving. Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor.

What are side effects of Plan B?Any warnings while using Plan B?Is Plan B contraindicated for any condition?How to use Plan B?What if you missed a dose of Plan B?What if you overdose on Plan B?

For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

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  • People also askIs Plan B effective after 72 hours?Is Plan B effective after 72 hours?Based on available data, Plan B is most effective if taken within the first 72 hours after unprotected sex but is still somewhat effective up to 5 days (120 hours) after unprotected sex. As mentioned, the sooner you take Plan B, the better.

    Precautions

    • If available, read the patient package insert
    • If available, read the patient package insert
    • Not recommended during pregnancy.
    • Use condoms to protect against diseases (STDs).

    • For intrauterine device products : Drug is given by a nurse or a doctor. Tell doctor your complete medical history. Irregular menses/breast tenderness may occur. Lab tests may be ordered to monitor therapy.
    • For tablet products : Follow directions carefully. Use within 72 hours of unprotected sex. If vomiting occurs within 2 hours of dose, call MD. May make you dizzy. Use caution when driving. Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor.

    What are side effects of Plan B?Any warnings while using Plan B?Is Plan B contraindicated for any condition?How to use Plan B?What if you missed a dose of Plan B?What if you overdose on Plan B?

    For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?Is Plan B effective after 72 hours? Based on available data, Plan B is most effective if taken within the first 72 hours after unprotected sex but is still somewhat effective up to 5 days (120 hours) after unprotected sex. As mentioned, the sooner you take Plan B, the better.

    What are the side effects of the Plan B? Plan B is available in generic form. Common side effects of Plan B include: nausea, vomiting, abdominal or stomach pain, tiredness, dizziness, changes in menstrual periods,

    How effective is Plan B one-step? Plan B OneStep is most effective the sooner it is started. When taken as directed (within 72 hours of unprotected sex or contraceptive failure), Plan B OneStep is about 89% effective in reducing the chance of pregnancy.

    How effective are Plan B pills? Plan B is typically effective in the first 72 hours and is 95% effective if taken within the first 24 hours of unprotected sex. If taken between 48 to 72 hours the effectiveness rate drops to 61%.

    Does Plan B lose effectiveness?

    Does Plan B lose effectiveness? The effectiveness may be reduced with multiple uses; however, it is still better to use Plan B than not in case of a contraceptive failure. Plan B is not a cost-effective contraceptive, and is not as effective as many hormonal or barrier methods used consistently or during sex.

    Is Plan B 100% effective? Plan B is not 100 percent effective. In fact, it is significantly less effective than many other types of birth control, which is why it should not be used as your main method of birth control. After any one act of unprotected intercourse, the average woman has an 8 percent chance of getting pregnant.

    How effective is Plan B one-step? Plan B OneStep is most effective the sooner it is started. When taken as directed (within 72 hours of unprotected sex or contraceptive failure), Plan B OneStep is about 89% effective in reducing the chance of pregnancy.

    How to know if Plan B worked? Unfortunately, the only way to know for sure if Plan B worked is to get your period . However, taking Plan B correctly and watching for signs of early pregnancy can help put your mind at ease.