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Plan B Emergency Contraceptive Pill

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Plan B Emergency Contraceptive Pill
 
4.7

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Does the job, but take only in emergencies

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from USA

Comments about Plan B Emergency Contraceptive Pill:

I have only had to take this Plan B Emergency contraceptive twice (in the 10 years I've been active) and it did it's job both times. I will say that it's pretty unpleasant though, you get essentially a 12-14 day period to flush out your uterus and the side effects are pretty bad abdominal cramping.

This is in no way to be seen as an alternative to birth control, or an excuse to be careless. For freak occurances, it's a great option to prevent pregnancies, but it's pretty unpleasant to have to do more than once.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It does its job!

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from USA

Comments about Plan B Emergency Contraceptive Pill:

I have twice found myself in need of emergency contraception, and Plan B is the only way to go. Since I am a college student I got it for free through my school's health care center. It can be a little bit intimidating if you think about it, but it really is worth it. The pills made me feel sick for about a day. Just really tired and nauseous, but nothing I couldn't handle. One of the best points is that it is still effective up to I think 3 days after unprotected sex, so if you can't get ahold of it right away it's ok. But if I remember correctly it is most effective if taken right away.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Effective...but at a cost...

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from Mappsville, VA

Comments about Plan B Emergency Contraceptive Pill:

A word of caution...if you know that you have fibrostic cysts do NOT take Plan B. As a side effect the hormones in Plan B will cause cysts to grow causing extreme pain and spotting between periods. My best friend, who does not have cysts had no trouble at all with Plan B. So if you don't have cysts, it works great, but if you do...that's another story.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Plan B is a necessity after unsafe sex

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from Windham, ME

Comments about Plan B Emergency Contraceptive Pill:

This product is used as an emergency plan if your birth control fails or if any type of accident happens. I have used this product once, and I didn't get pregnant so I would say it is a good product. It is easy to access. If you are 17 or older you can get it at the pharmacy WITHOUT a perscription, which is very easy. It is two pills that you take with an increment of time in between. The only con is that it can mess with your menstrual cycle. Obviously if you are taking these pills you are already concerned that you might be pregnant, so the fact that it messes up your cycle can be really stressful. And stress will mess with your cycle as well. So before you use it, just be aware that it is likely to push your period back, just relax. That is the only downfall, other than that this is a great product. It prevents what you are not ready for, and it is very effective and if you are over 17 you will have very easy access to it.

 
5.0

always worked for me, just follow the instructions.

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from Schwenksville, PA

Comments about Plan B Emergency Contraceptive Pill:

**Plan B:**

It is used as a back up if your birth control fails or if you are not on birth control and rely on condoms and a condom breaks. It works great. I always use it when my patch falls off and we forget to wear a condom. I will say it does mess up your period. You may not get one like one month with me or another time i got a light spotty brown period after both cases my next month was extra heavy. This is not to be used in the form of birth control because its more than what a usual dose of birth control gives you. my dr told me its like two or three pills worth of hormones combine.

always check with a doctor before you take it. most plan parenthood carry this product.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Plan B is an effective "plan b."

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from Alameda, CA

Comments about Plan B Emergency Contraceptive Pill:

Plan B (ingredient name: levonorgestrel 0.75mg) is two tablets of a progesterone-type hormone which is marketed as the "morning after pill".  The medication should be taken as soon as possible to sexual intercourse, with the first pill now and the second pill 12 hours after the first dose.  However, my girlfriend's doctor and nurse practitioners also recommend taking both tablets at the same time (a non-FDA approved method).  Either way has proved successful for my girlfriend, as she has taken doses sporadically throughout the year.

As her pharmacist states, the earlier you take the medication the better.  The first 24 hours are the best, and every 24 hours after, the medication becomes less successful; mainly this is because the medication doesn't cause or induce abortion - so if you've already become pregnant on hour 36 after sex, taking the medication 48 hours later will not help.

The main side effects my girlfriend experiences were spotting / early period, and mood swing.  This is because the medication is almost equivalent of taking 8 Levora birth control pills.  (That is not to say you should take 8 normal birth control pills in place of it, as different birth controls have different equivalencies.) But the hormone surge plays a part in mood, metabolism / weight gain, and more.

I would recommend Plan B as just "plan b".  If you plan to use it more often, you might want to consider taking ordinary birth control pills as prescribed as that is more effective overall than Plan B itself.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Plan B is a brand you can trust.

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from Orcutt, CA

Comments about Plan B Emergency Contraceptive Pill:

Plan B Emergency Contraceptive is a single dose form of birth control, also known as a type of "morning after" pill. This over the counter pill can help prevent pregnancy for up to seventy-two hours after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. You don't need a prescription, any woman seventeen years of age or older can get Plan B from their local pharmacist. Anyone under seventeen will need a prescription. When taking this, you may experience mild side effects, including changes in the menstrual cycle and nausea. Travelling may not be a good idea when taking this. Not to worry though, there are no serious side effects. I think overall this product is very gentle and easy to use, nothing to be intimidated about. So if the unexpected happens and you are considering an emergency contraceptive, ask your local pharmacist about Plan B Emergency Contraceptive. This is a high quality and trustworthy product for any woman.

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