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Where Can You Buy Plan B One Step


Where Can You Buy Plan B One Step

You may be able to get the morning-after pill for free or low cost from a Planned Parenthood health center, your local health department, or another family planning clinic. Call your nearest Planned Parenthood to see if they can help you get emergency contraception that fits your budget.

Q. Is Plan B One-Step an abortifacient (causing abortion)A. No. Plan B One-Step will not work if a person is already pregnant, meaning it will not affect an existing pregnancy. Plan B One-Step prevents pregnancy by acting on ovulation, which occurs well before implantation. Evidence does not support that the drug affects implantation or maintenance of a pregnancy after implantation, therefore it does not terminate a pregnancy.

Yes, Plan B is available at Walmart stores and online. Where you will find it depends on the store. If the Walmart has a pharmacy, Plan B will likely be behind the counter. It may be in a locked cabinet and will require the help of a sales associate. Some stores may keep Plan B with other family-planning items, such as condoms.

It can be purchased over the counter at drugstores without a prescription or proof of age. Because it is most effective when taken as soon as possible, consider having a ready supply in your medicine cabinet. Better yet, use a reliable form of birth control and plan for a backup method of birth control.

Normally, you don't need to contact your health care provider after using the morning-after pill. However, if you have bleeding or spotting that lasts longer than a week or develop severe lower abdominal pain three to five weeks after taking the morning-after pill, contact him or her. These can indicate a miscarriage or that the fertilized egg has implanted outside the uterus, usually in a fallopian tube (ectopic pregnancy).

That packaging language has been cited, nonetheless, to justify regulations in at least nine states that exclude Plan B from government family planning programs and contraception coverage mandates or that allow pharmacists to refuse to sell Plan B on moral grounds.

Foundation Consumer Healthcare, in an emailed response to a list of questions from KHN, declined an interview and said it would not comment on sales figures, discussions with the FDA, or investment plans.

Taking levonorgestrel may increase the chance of an ectopic pregnancy (when the egg is fertilized and attaches outside of the uterus where it cannot survive). There are studies that have shown a link between pregnancies involving levonorgestrel and ectopic pregnancies. There are also studies that have shown no significant link between the two. The chance of an ectopic pregnancy occurring after taking levonorgestrel is unknown. If emergency contraception fails, contact your healthcare provider if you notice any warning signs of an ectopic pregnancy such as sharp cramping or pain on one side of your body.

Levonorgestrel is used to prevent pregnancy by delaying or preventing an egg being released from the ovaries (ovulation). Emergency contraception such as levonorgestrel does not end a pregnancy that has already attached to the wall of the uterus (implanted).

No. Plan B One-Step works to prevent pregnancy, not end one that's already happened. Once a fertilized egg implants itself on the wall of the uterus, you're already pregnant, and Plan B won't work anymore.

Not at all. Plan B One-Step is sold without a prescription and there are no age limits. Plan B can be found in just about any pharmacy, retail stores and online. Depending on where you go, expect to pay around $40 or $50 for a single-use pack.

If you want information about other types of birth control methods, STI testing, or any other sexual and reproductive health services, ask your health care provider (doctor, nurse, midwife, or family planning counselor.) If you need a health care provider, visit the Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Locator Map to find a clinic near you.

There are some instances where the morning after pill will be less effective. People who are on medications like the antibiotic Rifampin or antifungal Griseofulvin can impact how well the pill works. Certain HIV and anti-seizure medications can also make the pill not work, according to Planned Parenthood.

Reporters called several locations of each store. Most had Plan B in stock. A few locations were out of stock or only had off brand emergency contraceptives because of a spike in demand, but the stores were planning to re-stock.

Cost: Emergency contraception can cost anywhere between $30 to $65. Ironically, now that Plan B One-Step is available over-the-counter, insurers may not be required to cover its cost; new health care rules call for reimbursement of all contraceptive methods approved by the FDA and prescribed by doctors.

Plan B is a progesterone drug that contains the hormone levonorgestrel. Levonorgestrel prevents pregnancy in different ways, depending on where you are in your menstrual cycle. It can temporarily stop the release of an egg from an ovary (ovulation) or prevent the sperm and egg from joining together (fertilization). It may also alter the endometrium, so that a fertilized egg cannot implant in the uterus. Plan B works if taken within 72 hours after a regular birth control method fails or within 72 hours after unprotected intercourse.

Better yet, plan ahead. Speak to your doctor at your next visit about which would be the best emergency contraception for you. If your doctor thinks Ella would be better, have them call in a prescription to your pharmacy so you can fill it right away and have it on hand. If your doctor thinks Plan B would be better for you, you can pick it up on your next trip to the pharmacy to keep on hand.

You can find EContra One-Step without a prescription at most clinics, family planning clinics, community health centers, city and state health departments, student health centers or campus health centers, and Planned Parenthood locations.

Depending on where you are in your cycle, Plan B will likely delay ovulation for a few days, says Gariepy. And the levonorgestrel should leave your system after about a week or so, depending on how fast your metabolism is, Gariepy says.

After more than two decades on the market, the emergency contraception drug Plan B One-Step will get a new label by federal regulators to make clear that the pills work by preventing ovulation and do not cause an abortion or impact implantation of a fertilized egg, the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday.

\"Plan B One-Step will not work if a person is already pregnant, meaning it will not affect an existing pregnancy,\" the FDA now states in an update online. \"Plan B One-Step prevents pregnancy by acting on ovulation, which occurs well before implantation. Evidence does not support that the drug affects implantation or maintenance of a pregnancy after implantation, therefore it does not terminate a pregnancy.\"

If you're thinking about starting oral contraceptives, make an appointment with one of our providers. Appointments are available in our general medicine clinics, by calling (413) 577-5101, or in the Women's Health Clinic, by calling (413) 577-6511. The Women's Health Clinic also provides other contraceptive options, including IUDs, implants and diaphragms. 59ce067264


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