Plan B is prescribed to end an unwanted pregnancy happens after unprotected physical intercourse. It is also best effective if you fail from other types of contraception such as condom or missed dose of birth control pills.
Always consult with your doctor before taking any dose of this medication to avoid any complication.
Plan B is a contraceptive medication. It is supplied in the form of tablets which contains Levonorgestrel. Levonorgestrol is a synthetic version of female hormone.
This medication works by changing the cervical mucus and uterine lining so that sperm cannot reach into the uterus.
Plan B is not used as a safeguard of sexually transmitted diseases like HIV, gonorrhea, AIDS, hepatitis etc.
Plan B dosage should be taken once in a day. Usually a next dose does not require. This medicine should be taken within 72 hours after an unprotected intercourse.
Always take this medication with caution. Contact your doctor if you vomit after 1 hour of taking this pill. Do not take a next dose without consulting with your doctor.
Interaction of Plan B with other Drugs
Female who are going to use this contraceptive pill, should always be careful if they are under any other medication because Plan B may interact with some drugs. Some of the important drugs that can interact with Plan B are:
- Barbiturate such as butabarbital, mephobarbital, secobarbital etc.
- Epileptic drugs such as phenytoin, carbamazepine etc.
- Drugs containing similar ingredient.
Take Plan B medicine under the guidance of your doctor. Contact immediately your doctor if you catch allergic reaction, swelling on your lips, mouth, neck, throat or eyes and difficulty in respiration.
Call your physician if you have pain in the lower abdomen.
Some of the common and less serious side effects of Plan B are:
- Stomach pain
- Breast pain or tenderness
This list does not contain all the side effects. So call your doctor if you develop any other symptom which becomes bothersome for you.
Patients who use this medicine should always remember some precautionary steps. Some of these are:
- Avoid this drug if you are hypersensitive to the Plan B.
- Do not use Plan B if you have abnormal vaginal bleeding.
- Always take Plan B within 72 hours after having intercourse.
- Tell your doctor if you are a patient of heart disease, kidney disease, liver disorder or any other medical issue.
- Tell your physician if you are under any medication.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding.
Missed dose and Over dose:
Always consult with your health care provider in case of an overdose incident or miss dose. Never take a double dose because it may create serious complication.
You should always store this medication at room temperature below 25-30 degree C. Always keep this medication out of the reach of children and pets. Dispose properly the unused pills. Do not take expiry dated medication.
|Strength||Levonorgestrel (2 tablet pack)|