* What is it? 1 pill to be taken within 72 hours of sex.
* How it works: Contains large amounts of a hormone called levonorgestrel, it is believed that it delays ovulation to prevent the sperm and egg from meeting. It is not intended to disrupt an implanted pregnancy, but may prevent a newly formed life from implanting in the uterus, by thinning the uterine lining.
* Side Effects: May include nausea, lower abdominal pain, changes in periods, feeling tired, headache, and dizziness.
* Precautions: Plan B- One Step may increase the risk for ectopic pregnancy, a potentially life threatening condition. Plan B- One Step should not be taken during pregnancy or used as a routine form of birth control. There are no long term studies of the safety in women under 17, after repeated use, or effects of the future fertility.
* If a missed period is more than a week late after taking Plan B-One Step, a pregnancy test is recommended.
.Ella (Emergency Contraception)
- taking other hormonal contraception
- currently pregnant
- taking ella repeatedly