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Plan B Emergency Contraceptive
(Levonorgestrel)

Formulation : Tablet

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No Generic Alternative Available

No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Plan B Emergency Contraceptive /Levonorgestrel used for?

Plan B is a formulation of levonorgestrel that is used as an emergency contraception. Plan B works in the same way as other birth control contraceptive medicines; it prevents ovulation and changes the cervical mucus in the lining of the uterus, however, Plan B is designed to be a much stronger formulation and should not be used on a regular basis under any circumstances.

How should Plan B Emergency Contraceptive /Levonorgestrel be stored?

Plan B tablets should be stored in an area that is protected from heat and moisture. Keep Plan B tablets at room temperature.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Plan B Emergency Contraceptive/Levonorgestrel ?

Plan B should be taken in the exact fashion that is outlined on the packaging directions. If the packaging directions are not clear, or you are confused by the packaging directions, ask your healthcare provider for clarification and instruction. Plan B is generally taken in two doses, the first within seventy-two hours of unprotected sex, and the second should be taken twelve hours after the first dose. Without correct timing, Plan B can be ineffective. Within three weeks of taking Plan B, you should schedule an appointment to confirm that you are not pregnant and that no unwanted side effects have occurred.

When should Plan B Emergency Contraceptive /Levonorgestrel not be taken?

Plan B should not be taken by pregnant women, or seventy-two hours after unprotected sex. Plan B should not be used by anyone who is under the age of seventeen. Because of its high concentration of levonogestrel, Plan B should not be used as a routine method of contraception.

What precautions should I follow when taking Plan B Emergency Contraceptive /Levonorgestrel ?

If you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have diabetes, you may wish to speak to your doctor before taking Plan B, as it may not be safe for you to do so. If you are planning to take Plan B at a time when you are breastfeeding a child, talk to you doctor before using Plan B.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Plan B Emergency Contraceptive /Levonorgestrel ?

If you vomit within one hour of taking either dose of Plan B, notify your doctor immediately and refrain from taking any more doses. Plan B has no effect on a pregnancy that has already begun.

When should Plan B Emergency Contraceptive /Levonorgestrel not be taken?

Severe Side Effects: allergic reaction; or severe pain in your lower stomach or side.

Common Side Effects: headache; changes in menstrual periods; dizziness, fatigue; breast pain or tenderness; or nausea, diarrhea or stomach pain.

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