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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 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
  • Preventeza
  • AfterPill
  • 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.

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