What is the morning-after pill?
The Morning-After Pill is commonly referred to as ‘The Plan B Pill”. It is an emergency contraceptive taken for the prescribed intended purpose of preventing a pregnancy.
It is most effective when taken as soon as possible after unprotected intercourse and can reduce the risk of pregnancy by 87%. However, as noted by the manufacturer, the sooner you take the pill, the better.
To clarify, the Morning-After Pill is NOT the Abortion Pill.
Plan B is one of the many brands of the Morning After Pill. Other brands you may be familiar with are…
- Econtra EZ
- My Way
- Next Choice One Dose
- Plan B One Step
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The following Morning-After Pill uses ulipristal acetate, which should not be taken if you are pregnant(effects on developing baby are unknown)or breastfeeding:
Common noted side effects a person may experience after taking the Morning-After Pill:
- Breast tenderness
- Abdominal cramping
- A delayed period
If you do not get your period within 3-4 weeks of taking the Morning-After Pill, it’s recommended to take a pregnancy test to determine if you are, in fact, pregnant. We can provide you with a free pregnancy test and the opportunity to talk with a nurse should you find yourself questioning if you are pregnant.