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How Long After Unprotected Sex Can I Take Plan B?

You can take Plan B One-Step up to 72 hours after having unprotected sex. The sooner you take it, the more effective it is. What Is Plan B? Plan B One-Step is emergency contraception that helps to prevent pregnancy. Also known as the morning-after pill, Plan B is intended to…

Is There a Weight Limit for Using Plan B?

The makers of Plan B claim their emergency contraception is suitable for women of any weight. However, some studies suggest this pill may be less effective for heavier women. What Are the Concerns? These concerns date back to 2011, when the journal “Contraception” found heavier women taking plan B were three…

What Morning After Pill Should I Use if I Am Over 165 Lbs?

Ella is the best emergency contraceptive choice for women weighing more than 165 lb. It is effective for women weighing up to 195 lb. but may be less effective for women weighing more than this. Plan B, another common emergency contraceptive, is also thought to become less effective for women…

Does the Morning After Pill Cause Infertility?

Taking the morning after pill will not impact your fertility in any way. It doesn’t matter how many times you take it, or whether you need to use it several times during a short period. Emergency contraceptives contain higher doses of the same hormones in birth control…

Can You Drink After Taking the Morning After Pill?

You can feel free to drink after taking the morning after pill. Alcohol does not make Plan B or Ella, the most common emergency contraceptive pills, any less effective. Interactions between the morning after pill and alcohol are also minor. You may feel more intoxicated than usual and have a…

Can Men Buy the Morning After Pill?

There are no laws preventing men buying the morning after pill. Men can theoretically buy Plan B over the counter, just as women can, as this medication doesn’t need a prescription. However, some pharmacies will not sell the morning after pill to men. These pharmacies may believe…

What’s the difference between Plan B and Ella?

Plan B and Ella are emergency contraceptive pills which prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex, but there are some key differences between them. Understanding their differences can help you decide which of the two emergency contraceptive pills available in the United States will work best for you. They Contain Different Active…

Is There a Generic Version of Plan B?

Yes, the emergency contraceptive Plan B One-Step comes in several generic forms. You can buy Plan B or any of its generics without a prescription. This type of emergency contraceptive is one of only two FDA-approved medications designed to prevent pregnancy after having unprotected sex. How It Works Plan B and…

How Will the Morning-After Pill Affect My Menstrual Cycle?

The morning-after pill might cause you to have an irregular period the month after taking it. The effects, however, are mild and should return to normal by your next cycle. Why It Affects Your Period Morning-after pills such as Plan B and Ella help prevent you from getting pregnant after having unprotected…

Is the Morning-After Pill Safe?

Yes, the morning-after pill is a safe and effective emergency contraceptive to take if you’ve had unprotected sex or your birth control method failed. There are two types of FDA-approved morning-after pills: Ella and Plan B. How Does the Morning-After Pill Work? Both types of pills prevent…

What Are the Different Types of Morning-After Pills?

There are two FDA-approved types of morning-after pill emergency contraceptives: Ella and Plan B One-Step. Several generic versions of Plan B One-Step also exist, including My Way, Next Choice One Dose, Take Action, AfterPill, and more. How Do They Work? Both types of emergency contraceptives prevent the…

Is Bleeding After Taking the Morning-After Pill Normal?

Experiencing light bleeding, often called spotting, after taking the morning-after pill is pretty normal. It’s one of a few mild side effects of emergency contraception that go away on their own. Why It Can Cause Bleeding Women take morning-after pills such as Ella and Plan B to reduce their chances…

Are There Any Long-Term Side Effects From the Morning-After Pill?

No, there are no known long-term side effects associated with taking the morning-after pill. There are, however, mild side effects that usually go away quickly. How Does the Morning-After Pill Work? The morning-after pill is a type of emergency contraceptive you can take after having unprotected sex to reduce your…

Can You Still Get Pregnant After Taking the Morning After Pill?

It is possible to get pregnant after taking emergency contraception. Though the morning after pill decreases the likelihood of getting pregnant, it’s not always effective. How Effective Is the Morning After Pill? The morning after pill is about 95% effective when taken within 24 hours of having unprotected sex or…

How Long Does the Morning After Pill Work?

Plan B One-Step is effective for up to three days after having sex, and Ella provides emergency contraception up to five days after sex. It’s best to take the morning after pill as soon as possible after unprotected sex for the greatest chance of preventing pregnancy. How Does the Morning…

Does the Morning After Pill Delay Your Period?

The morning after pill may cause your period to come sooner or later than expected. It can delay your period by as much as a week. How Does the Morning After Pill Effect My Period? Studies have shown that the morning after pill may cause your period to…

What’s the Difference Between the Morning After Pill and Birth Control Pills?

The morning after pill is a single pill designed to prevent pregnancy after you have unprotected sex or a birth control mishap, while birth control pills are taken daily to prevent unplanned pregnancies. The morning after pill should not be used as a form of birth control. How Does the Morning After…

What Is the Morning After Pill?

The morning after pill is a form of emergency contraception that can help prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. The morning after pill is not an abortion pill and will not end a pregnancy. Nurx™ offers both Plan B One-Step and Ella for emergency contraception. How Does the Morning After Pill…

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