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Plan B

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Plan B


Patient Counseling Information

  • Take Plan B as soon as possible and not more than 72 hours after unprotected intercourse or a known or suspected contraceptive failure.
  • If you vomit within two hours of taking either tablet, immediately contact your healthcare provider to discuss whether to take another tablet.
  • Seek medical attention if you experience severe lower abdominal pain 3 to 5 weeks after taking Plan B, in order to be evaluated for an ectopic pregnancy.
  • After taking Plan B, consider the possibility of pregnancy if your period is delayed more than one week beyond the date you expected your period.
  • Do not use Plan B as routine contraception.
  • Plan B is not effective in terminating an existing pregnancy.
  • Plan B does not protect against HIV-infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases/infections.
  • For women younger than age 17 years, Plan B is available only by prescription.

Last reviewed on RxList: 9/22/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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