Morning After Pill

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
  • Preventeza
  • Take Action

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:

  • Ella

Common noted side effects a person may experience after taking the Morning-After Pill:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • 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.