Morning After Pill (Plan B)
Before taking the Morning After Pill, you should understand what it is, what it could mean to your health and how it works. Give us a call and one of our staff will be happy to discuss it with you, verify your pregnancy and advise you on your options.
What is it?
The Plan B One-Step tablet is supplied as an almost white, round tablet containing 1.5 mg of levonorgestrel. It should be taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex, up to 72 hours.
How does it work?
Plan B is believed to act as an emergency contraceptive principally by preventing ovulation or fertilization. In addition, it may inhibit implantation. It is not effective once the process of implantation has begun.
Things to consider
- Emergency contraception is not effective if a woman is already pregnant.
- Plan B does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted infections.
- The most common side effects in the Plan B clinical trial were nausea, abdominal pain, fatigue, headache, and menstrual changes.
- The manufacturer warns that Plan B is not recommended for routine use as a contraceptive.
Mfg. by Gedeon Richter, Ltd., Budapest, Hungary for Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Subsidiary of Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Pomona, New York 10970 Phone: 1-800-330-1271 Website: www.PlanBOneStep.com
Revised: August 2009 11001524