"Nov. 20, 2012 -- Oral contraceptives should be made available without a prescription to reduce unintended pregnancies, according to a newly published opinion by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
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There are no data on overdosage of Plan B® (levonorgestrel) , although the common adverse event of nausea and its associated vomiting may be anticipated.
Progestin-only contraceptive pills (POPs) are used as a routine method of birth control over longer periods of time, and are contraindicated in some conditions. It is not known whether these same conditions apply to the Plan B® (levonorgestrel) regimen consisting of the emergency use of two progestin pills. POPs however, are not recommended for use in the following conditions:
- Known or suspected pregnancy
- Hypersensitivity to any component of the product
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/24/2007
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