How Plan B works?
Generic Levonorgestrel is a chief active constituent available in the Plan B. It is also known as morning emergency contraceptive tablet.
Depending upon the phase of the menstrual cycle, Plan B works as
- It causes the hindrance in the release of an egg from the ovary.
- It delays the procedure of Fertilization of an egg with the sperm (it creates the harder uterus lining for the sperm to reach the uterus).
- By preventing the binding of mature egg to the uterus lining.
In Which Conditions, You Can Take Plan B?
- If you forget to take any birth control medication or methods
- In case of breakage of condom
- In case of missing a dose of birth control in a repeated manner.
- In case of you forget to insert a nuva ring and any other vaginal ring for the prevention of pregnancy
Drug Interactions of Plan B
- St. John’s wort
- Drug used for epilepsy treatment like Phenytoin, Carbamazepine and Phenobarbital
- Anti-HIV medications like Amprenavir, Saquinavir and Atazanavir
- Anti-tuberculosis drugs like Rifampin, Etambutol and Salicylic acid
- Omeprazole, calcium and aluminum containing Antacids
Contraindications of Plan B
Plan B is not to be taken in some given below conditions -
- In case you have an allergy towards generic Levonorgestrel and any other active constituents of plan B.
- If you are pregnant
- In case of breastfeeding mothers
- Girls under the age of 17 years should not take this medicine.
How To Store Plan B
- Plan B should be stored at the room temperature 300 C.
- It should be kept away from the reach and sight of children.
- Keep it away from the direct contact of direct heat, sunlight or moisture.
How To Get Plan B
You should take only 1 tablet of Plan B as soon as possible after the unprotected intercourse. You have to take this tablet within 72 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse. It should be taken as orally with sufficient amount of water.
Some Common Side Effects Of Plan B
- Severe pain in thigh
- Chest pain
- Difficulty in breathing
- Severe Headache
- Fatigue or tiredness
- Blurred vision
Important Points To Be Kept In Mind
- Don’t get this medicine on a regular basis as it is an emergency contraceptive pill.
- Plan B doesn’t give any protection against the sexually transmitted disease (STD’s).
- It should be strictly taken within 72hours of unprotected sexual intercourse.