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Plan B

Generic Name: LEVONORGESTREL (LEE-voe-nor-jes-trel)

Product Description

This medicine is a progestin used to prevent pregnancy after known or suspected contraceptive failure or unprotected intercourse.

Medication Name






Plan B

0.75 mg

2 Tab.



Prescription Plan B Drug Information

BEFORE USING THIS MEDICINE: Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you are also taking nevirapine, rifampin, or St. John's wort. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding, USE OF THIS MEDICINE IS NOT RECOMMENDED if you are experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking this medicine. HOW TO USE THIS MEDICINE: The first dose of this medicine should be taken as soon as possible within 72 hours of having unprotected sex. The second dose should be taken 12 hours later. However, your doctor may instruct you to take this medicine in a different way. Follow the directions provided by your doctor. If you experience vomiting within 1 hour of taking this medicine, contact your doctor for instructions.

STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature below 77 degrees F (25 degrees C), away from heat, moisture, and light. Brief storage between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, contact your doctor immediately. CAUTIONS: THIS MEDICINE IS AN EMERGENCY contraceptive. It should not be used for routine birth control. If you have sexual intercourse after you take this medicine but before you have your next menstrual period, be sure to use an effective form of contraception, such as a diaphragm or condom. DO NOT DRIVE, OPERATE MACHINERY, OR DO ANYTHING ELSE THAT COULD BE DANGEROUS until you know how you react to this medicine. Using this medicine alone, with other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or to perform other potentially dangerous tasks. USE OF THIS MEDICINE WILL NOT PREVENT the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV. THIS MEDICINE WILL NOT end an existing pregnancy. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE if you are pregnant. IF YOU HAVE DIABETES, this medicine may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels closely and ask your doctor before adjusting the dose of your diabetes medicine.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS: SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medicine include nausea; dizziness; headache; vomiting; breast tenderness; or heavy, light, or irregular menstrual period or spotting within a few days of taking this medicine. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience spotting instead of your usual period, severe lower stomach pain, or if you miss your menstrual period. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, and vaginal bleeding. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with Others for whom it was not prescribed. KEEP THIS PRODUCT out of the reach of children. The information in this monograph is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions, or adverse effects. This information is generalized and is not intended as specific medical advice. If you have questions about the medicines you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse.


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