Plan-B or Morning after pill is an emergency contraception that is used to prevent the undesirable pregnancy in women. Plan-B comes contains two pills that are to be taken in between the gap of 12 hours. It contains generic Levonorgestrel, which is a synthetic analogue of a female hormone.
How Plan B does show its effectiveness?
It functions in two ways. Firstly it acts by preventing and delaying the ovulation of egg and secondly by interfering with the fertilization of egg.
What are the contraindications of Plan B?
Do not use this drug if you are suffering from problems like kidney or liver impairment and peptic ulcers. If you have eye problems or bleeding disorders, then avoid the use of this drug.
What are the drug interactions of Plan B?
Plan B can interact with Macrolide antibiotics and NSAIDs, etc.
How to store Plan B?
Store it under hygeinc conditions and keep it away from heat/light.
What is the right dose for Plan B?
Plan B is available in the tablet dosage form and is to be taken orally with a full glass of water. One tablet of Plan-B should be taken after 72 hours of unprotected physical intercourse. After 12 hours, take the second tablet of Plan B.
What happens in case you miss a dose?
The case of missed dose is not possible as it is to be taken when required.
What happens in case you over-dose?
Do not take this drug in over-dose as it can lead to adverse effects.
What are the adverse effects of Plan B?
Vaginal bleeding, stomach upset, light-headedness, abdominal pain, menstrual changes, vomiting, breast tenderness, etc.
What are the precautions that should be followed?
It is important to remember that this is not an abortion pill; hence it is not effective if you are already pregnant. This medication is not to be taken by women who are already pregnant or less than 16 years old.