Taking care of a child is very huge responsibility; therefore a woman should be emotionally and physically ready to do this. It is important to use proper birth control methods to prevent pregnancy, but in some situations use of Emergency pills becomes necessary. Emergency contraception is used to avoid pregnancy after unprotected physical intimacy. It is used in various situations like:-

  •  Unprotected Physical intimacy,
  •  Contraceptive failure,
  •  Incorrect use of Birth control methods,
  •  Forced Intercourse

 Emergency Contraceptive methods are of generally three types:-

  •  Emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs)
  •  Combined oral contraceptive pills
  •  Copper-bearing intrauterine devices (IUDs)


Emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) are the most effective way to prevent pregnancy when taken within 72 hours of unprotected physical intimacy. Plan-B or Morning after pill is an emergency oral contraception. Women take the pill orally to stop pregnancy and this pill has high efficiency rate. It does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS.

 Plan-B comes contains two tablets that are to be taken in between the gap of 12 hours. It comprises of generic Levonorgestrel, which is a synthetic analogue of a female hormone.

 Levonorgestrel functions in two ways. It acts by-

 

  •  preventing and delaying the ovulation of egg
  •  interfering with the fertilization of egg

There are many circumstances in which the use of these tablets is not recommended as it can result in harmful effects. If you have vision disorders or bleeding disorders then do not use this drug.  Avoid the use of this drug, if you are suffering from problems like kidney or liver dysfunction and peptic ulcers.

Store it under hygeinc conditions and keep it away from heat/light.  There are many medicines with which Plan B may interact that can result in decrease of its activity or potentiation of adverse effects. These medicines are Erythromycin, Ibuprofen, etc.

 Plan B is accessible in the oral dosage form and is to be swallowed with a full glass of water. First tablet of Plan B is to be taken within 3 days of unprotected physical intercourse. After 12 hours, take the second tablet of Plan B. The case of missed dose is not possible as it is to be taken when required.

 Do not take this drug in excessive amounts as it can lead to unpleasant effects. It is significant to keep in mind that this is not an abortion pill; therefore it is not successful if you are already pregnant.

There are some side-effects of this drug like menstrual changes, vomiting, breast tenderness, headache, fatigue, vaginal bleeding, stomach upset, gastric irritation, light-headedness, abdominal pain, etc. These effects do not last for long and vanish quickly.

Safety measures for Plan B:-

  • If you are allergic to Levonorgestrel, then you must avoid the use of this medication as it may lead to hypersensitive reactions like hives and inflammation.
  • Avoid driving after the ingestion of Plan B as it produces faintness and sleepiness.
  • It is not approved for women who are under the age of 16 years.
  • If you are a breastfeeding mother then do not use this drug because it can hurt your baby.

Buy Plan B that too at very nominal prices and avail heavy discounts ".