Plan B One-Step
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Plan B One-Step (also called the morning-after pill) is an emergency contraceptive pill that’s used to prevent pregnancy when your normal method of birth control fails. Plan B One-Step uses a measured dose of levonorgestrel (which is in the same class as the hormone “progestin” that’s found in birth control pills) to prevent or delay ovulation, and also to interfere with fertilization and the egg attaching itself to the uterus.
✓ Preventing pregnancy
✓ Contraceptive failure (broken condom or missing 2 days of birth control)
At Nurx we offer New Day, the generic equivalent of Plan B, for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $20 without insurance.
Is Plan B One-Step the Same as RU-486 (the Abortion Pill)?
No. Plan B One-Step works to prevent pregnancy, not end one that's already happened. Once a fertilized egg implants itself on the wall of the uterus, you're already pregnant, and Plan B won't work anymore.
Can Plan B One-Step Interact With Other Drugs?
Some prescription medications, over-the-counter meds, or herbal supplements can interfere with Plan B One-Step's ability to prevent pregnancy. These include medications that fight narcolepsy, fungal infections, seizures, HIV, tuberculosis, and other problems. Though you can get Plan B One-Step at any store, it may be a good idea to purchase it through our services here at Nurx. You can then take advantage of the real doctors we partner with to address any of your concerns.
What Are Some Side Effects Connected With Plan B One-Step?
Common side effects are pretty rare but have been noted. They include nausea or vomiting, stomach pain, tiredness, breast tenderness, diarrhea, and headaches. Changes in your period are most common, yet only about one in four women have reported it. The other side effects occur even less frequently. Serious side effects are extremely uncommon but have been found with the use of Plan B One-Step, such as severe stomach pain (especially within about a month after taking it). If this happens, there’s a slim chance you have an ectopic pregnancy. Be sure to contact your doctor or your Nurx advisor right away if you experience any problems.
What Are Some Precautions When Taking Plan B One-Step?
Though it's an over-the-counter medication, there are still some things to consider before taking it. If you have allergies, especially to progestins, contact your doctor or one of our advisors first. Allergic reactions include rashes, hives, itching, trouble breathing, and swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat. If you have a history of unexplained vaginal bleeding, this should also be discussed. If you know you're already pregnant, absolutely do not take Plan B One-Step (it won't work anyway by then). If you’re unsure, take an over-the-counter pregnancy test before turning to Plan B. Taking Plan B One-Step may result in dizziness, which can be made worse with the use of alcohol or marijuana. It's recommended that you don't drive a vehicle or do anything else that requires you to be alert until this passes.
Is Plan B One-Step Hard to Obtain?
Not at all. Plan B One-Step is sold without a prescription and there are no age limits. Plan B can be found in just about any pharmacy, retail stores and online. Depending on where you go, expect to pay around $40 or $50 for a single-use pack.
How Do I Use Plan B One-Step?
Plan B One-Step is a single pill that needs to be taken within three days of unprotected sex. Many call it the morning-after pill, but it should be taken as soon as possible. The sooner it's taken, the better it works. If you happen to vomit within two hours of taking it, you may need to repeat the dose. Plan B One-Step won't work if you're already pregnant. It's also most effective for women who weigh less than 165 pounds. Studies have shown that women over 176 pounds may have especially limited success with Plan B One-Step. Though the results aren't conclusive, plus-size women may want to keep this in mind.
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