Morning After Pill
Before taking the Morning After Pill, you should understand
what it is, what it could mean for your health, and how it works.
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What Is It?
The “morning after pill” is a large dose of oral contraceptive. Known as Plan B, the pill is actually two tablets. One tablet is taken within 72 hours of intercourse and the second 12 hours later. It is not the same as RU-486 the Abortion Pill – Click Here for information about RU-486.
How Does It Work?
Plan B is believed to act as an emergency contraceptive principally by preventing ovulation or fertilization. In addition, it may inhibit implantation. It is not effective once the process of implantation has begun.
Things to Consider?
- Emergency contraception is not effective if a woman is already pregnant.
- Plan B does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases.
- The most common side effects in the Plan B clinical trial were nausea, abdominal pain, fatigue, headache and menstrual changes.
- The manufacturer warns that Plan B is not recommended for routine use as a contraceptive.