Plan B

The below information on Plan B has been taken from official FDA sources, but we cannot guarantee it's accuracy. Please use this site for educational purposes only. This site does not replace a proper discussion with your doctor.


    Brand Name:Plan B
    Generic:Levonorgestrel
    Availability:OTC
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
1999-07-28 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Duramed Research, Inc.
This drug is available in the following forms:
Tablets
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2006/021045s011lbl.pdf

About Plan B

Plan B® is emergency contraception. Emergency contraception is a backup method of preventing pregnancy and is not for routine use. Drugs used for emergency contraception are called emergency contraceptive pills, postcoital pills, or morning after pills.

Plan B® can reduce your chance of pregnancy after unprotected sex (if your regular birth control method fails or if you have had sex without birth control). For example, if you were using a condom and it broke, or if you forgot to take 2 or more of your birth control pills this month, or if you did not use any birth control method, Plan B® may work for you.

Side Effects of Plan B

When used as directed, Plan B® is safe for women. Plan B® has no serious or lasting medical side effects. Some women will experience non-serious side effects, such as nausea, stomach pain, headache, dizziness, or breast tenderness. These are similar to the side effects of regular birth control pills. Some women have menstrual changes such as spotting or bleeding before their next period. Some women may have a heavier or lighter next period, or a period that is early or late. If your period is more than a week late, you should get a pregnancy test.

Who Should Not Take Plan B

Do not use:

  • If you are already pregnant (because it will not work)
  • If you are allergic to levonorgestrel or any of the ingredients in Plan B®
  • For regular birth control
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