What is Plan B?
Plan B is a type of emergency contraception that contains levonorgestrel, a hormone that can help prevent pregnancy when taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex. Plan B can be purchased over-the-counter at most drugstores and pharmacies.
How to Take a Plan B
To take Plan B, simply swallow one pill with water as soon as possible after unprotected sex. It’s important to take Plan B as soon as possible, as it is most effective when taken within 72 hours.
What if I Vomit After Taking Plan B?
If you vomit within two hours of taking Plan B, it may not be effective. In this case, you should speak to your healthcare provider about alternative options.
Can I Take Plan B More Than Once?
While Plan B is safe to use, it should not be used as a regular form of birth control. If you find yourself needing to use Plan B frequently, it may be time to consider a more reliable form of birth control.
Plan B FAQ
What are the Side Effects of Plan B?
Common side effects of Plan B can include nausea, fatigue, and headaches. These side effects usually go away within a few days. If you experience severe side effects, such as severe abdominal pain or heavy bleeding, you should seek medical attention.
Can Plan B Cause Birth Defects?
There is no evidence to suggest that Plan B causes birth defects. However, if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, you should not take Plan B.
Will Plan B Protect Me Against Sexually Transmitted Infections?
No, Plan B does not protect against sexually transmitted infections. If you are concerned about STIs, you should use a barrier method of contraception, such as condoms.
How Effective is Plan B?
Plan B is most effective when taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex. When taken correctly, Plan B can reduce the risk of pregnancy by up to 89%.
If you’ve had unprotected sex or your birth control method failed, taking a Plan B pill can help prevent pregnancy. Remember to take Plan B as soon as possible and to speak to your healthcare provider if you experience severe side effects or need to use Plan B frequently. By knowing how to take a Plan B, you can take control of your reproductive health and prevent unintended pregnancy.