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There are many misconceptions about emergency contraception, so it’s important for your patients to know that Plan B® One-Step works similar to regular birth control pills; it simply contains a larger dose of the hormone levonorgestrel. Plan B® One-Step works primarily by:
Plan B® One-Step is not effective once the process of implantation has begun. It will not affect an existing pregnancy or harm a developing fetus.
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PLAN B® ONE-STEP is intended to prevent pregnancy after known or suspected contraceptive failure or unprotected intercourse.
PLAN B® ONE-STEP isn't effective if you're already pregnant, and it won't terminate an existing pregnancy. PLAN B® ONE-STEP does not protect against HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Side effects may include changes in your period, nausea, lower abdominal pain, fatigue, headache, and dizziness. If your period is more than a week late, you may be pregnant. You should not take PLAN B® ONE-STEP if you are already pregnant. PLAN B® ONE-STEP should not be used as a routine birth control, as it is not as effective. If you have severe abdominal pain, you may have an ectopic pregnancy, and should get immediate medical help. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA at fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088. Click here for full product information.
PLAN B® ONE-STEP is a registered trademark of Woman's Capital Corporation, a subsidiary of Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.