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Next Choice Coupon - Next Choice 2 tablets of 0.75mg package

Generic Plan B

LEVONORGESTREL is an emergency contraceptive (birth control pill). It prevents pregnancy if taken within the 72 hours after unprotected sex. This medicine will not work if you are already pregnant. Compare progestins.
Next Choice Coupon - Next Choice 2 tablets of 0.75mg package

Prescription Required: Levonorgestrel (Plan B) 0.75 mg tablets require a prescription, but the 1.5 mg single dose is available over-the-counter. Learn More

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Plan B, A to Z: Everything You Need to Know About Emergency Contraception

The GoodRx Pharmacist - June 09, 2015

Emergency contraception (Plan B or the “morning-after pill”) has changed so much in the past few years, it can be difficult to know where things stand. There are more options than ever before to prevent pregnancy after birth control failure or unprotected sex, and many are now available over-the-counter.

To get you up to speed, here’s a Plan B timeline, from its initial approval to the present:

Plan B in Overweight Women

Dr. Sharon Orrange - July 03, 2014

Plan B, Next Choice and Plan B One-Step are all brand names of levonorgestrel, and good options for emergency contraception. Well, not for some. Now there is news that levonorgestrel emergency contraception may be less effective or not effective in overweight and obese women.

What? Yep. Studies suggest that the contraceptive may be less effective in women 165 to 176 pounds (75 to 80 kg) and not effective in women over 176 pounds (over 80 kg). See More

Plan B One Step Will Be Available for All Ages

Elizabeth Davis - June 24, 2013

After a long debate and following the most recent court order in April 2013, the FDA has announced that Plan B One-Step will be made available over the counter with no age restrictions. This means that all women of reproductive age will be able to purchase Plan B One-Step without a prescription, and without needing to show ID or proof of age. Previously, over-the-counter sales of Plan B One-Step were going to be restricted to ages 15 and older. See More

Plan B One-Step: A New Direction for Emergency Contraception

The GoodRx Pharmacist - May 13, 2013

Recently the FDA announced new changes to current rules regarding emergency contraception. The medication in question, Plan B One-Step, is a single high-dose hormone (levonorgestrel) treatment that can prevent pregnancy if used correctly within 72 hours of contraceptive failure. It does not prevent sexually transmitted diseases.

Previously, Plan B One-Step was available over the counter to patients above the age of seventeen. See More

Under my Um-brella . . . Ella . . . Ella. What is Ella?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - March 27, 2013

What is Ella?  The latest in emergency contraception:

Whoops! Emergency contraception (EC) can prevent pregnancy soon after unprotected intercourse, sexual assault, or failure or improper use of a birth control method. EC reduces the risk of pregnancy when used up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected intercourse.

Almost 50% of all pregnancies and more than 82% of teen pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended. See More

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