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Plan B Emergency Contraceptive

Plan B Emergency Contraceptive

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FREE with insurance, $53/Pack without

FREE with insurance, $53/Pack without

FREE Delivery & Goodies

FREE Delivery & Goodies

Online prescription (skip the Dr. office visit and pharmacy lines)

Online prescription (skip the Dr. office visit and pharmacy lines)

What is Plan B Emergency Contraceptive?

Plan B is an emergency contraceptive that works preventing the release of an egg to be fertilized by a sperm. Read More

How to Use Plan B

Simply take 1 pill within 72 hours (3 days) of having unprotected sex. However, it is recommended that you take EC pills ASAP because most methods do not work as well after ovulation occurs (this is when the egg comes out). The sooner you take Plan B, the better it will work.

Plan B Dosage

Plan B has 1.5 milligrams of Levonorgestrel. This is a progesterone hormone used in lower doses in many birth control pills.

Plan B Side Effects

Some side effects reported by women who used Plan B are nausea, lower abdominal cramps, tiredness, headache, dizziness, breast tenderness, vomiting, and a period that is ealy, latte, lighter or heavier.

Some women may experience changes in their period after taking Plan B. If your period is more than one week late, we recommend you to take a pregnancy test and follow up with your primary care provider since it’s possible you might be pregnant.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHERE TO GET PLAN B?

Plan B is pretty easy to get. It should be available at most grocery stores or pharmacies and you can get it without a prescription

HOW EFFECTIVE IS PLAN B?

Plan B and its generics are about 85% effective at preventing pregnancies. That means around 7 out of 8 people who take it as directed will not become pregnant. Taking it after 72 hours of unprotected sex also lowers its effectiveness.

 

HOW MUCH IS PLAN B?

Plan B price is about $64 but you can save money as well by choosing any other Plan B generic equivalent such as MyWay, Afterpill, Econtra EZ, React Levonorgestrel, Opcicon, Athentia Next, Fallback Solo, Next Choice One Dose, Levonorgestrel for $0 with insurance or as little as $21 per pack without insurance. Generics have the SAME active ingredients and dosage as the name brand. Watch our video explaining generics vs. brand birth control pills.

 

HOW LONG DO YOU NEED TO TAKE PLAN B?

Plan B is a single pill that needs to be taken within 72 hours (3 days) of having unprotected sex. The sooner it is taken, the better the medication will work. 

WHEN TO TAKE PLAN B?

You should take Plan B or any of its generics every time you had unprotected sex,  the birth control method you were using failed, or you forgot to take birth control. Examples are: 

  • The condom broke during sex four days ago
  • I forgot the last three days of birth control pills in a row and had sex today
  • I went to the bathroom after sex and my birth control ring fell out into the toilet, and I couldn’t get another for three days.
  • I just realized I forgot to get my Depo-Provera shot and had sex last night
  • I was forced to have unprotected sex 

HOW MANY TIMES CAN YOU TAKE PLAN B?

You can take Plan B every time you have an oopsie. We don’t recommend using it on a regular basis since other birth control methods are more effective (IUD, Pill, Ring, Patch, Shot) and do not cause the side effects that Plan B do (spotting, nauseas). Using Plan B can also change your period cycle and if you use Plan B often, that will make it harder to keep track of when your period is due. Plan B should be used only for emergencies and not as a regular birth control. 

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