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 its generic forms contain a hormone called levonorgestrel that prevents the ovaries from ovulating, or releasing an egg. They all contain the same effective amount: 1.5 milligrams. If you’ve had unprotected sex or your birth control method didn’t work, you can take the pill to reduce your chances of getting pregnant.
Try to take Plan B or a generic version within three days of having unprotected sex. The sooner you take it, however, the more likely it is to work. Depending on when you take the morning-after pill, it’s 58-95% effective.
Generic Types of Plan B
You can find a variety of generic versions of Plan B at different prices, including:
- New Day
- Take Action
- Next Choice One Dose
- My Way
- Econtra EZ
- Fallback Solo
- Opcicon One-Step
- And more
All of these are safe, effective emergency contraceptive options. You’d use them just as you would Plan B — simply take the medication as soon as possible after having unprotected sex.