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Contraceptives

Morning After Pill (Plan B)

Before taking the Morning After Pill, you should understand what it is and how it works. For more information or to confirm a positive or negative pregnancy test we welcome walk in appointments. If you are unable to come in wile we are open an appointment can be made for after hours.

The "morning after pill" is a large dose of oral contraceptive. Known as Plan B, the pill is actually 2 tablets, one taken within 72 hours of intercourse and the second 12 hours later. It is NOT the same as RU-486.

Plan B is believed to act as an emergency contraceptive principally by preventing ovulation or fertilization. In addition, it may inhibit implantation. It is not effective once the process of implantation has begun. Things to consider:

  • Emergency contraception is not effective if a woman is already pregnant.
  • Plan B does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases.
  • The most common side effects in the Plan B clinical trial were nausea, abdominal pain, fatigue, headache, and menstrual changes.
  • The manufacturer warns that Plan B is not recommended for routine use as a contraceptive.

Manufacturer's Prescribing Information for Plan B (Levonorgestrel) tablets, 0.75 mg. Mfg. by Gedeon Richter, Ltd., Budapest, Hungary for Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Subsidiary of Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Pomona, NY 10970. Revised Feb 2004. BR-038 / 21000382503

RU486 / Abortion Pill

Before taking RU486, or The Abortion Pill, you should understand what it is, what it could mean to your health and how it works. If you are unable to come in wile we are open an appointment can be made for after hours.

Before taking RU486, or The Abortion Pill, you should understand what it is, what it could mean to your health and how it works. Call for an appointment and one of our medical staff will be happy to discuss it with you, confirm if you're pregnant and advise you on your options.

  • An RU-486 abortion requires 3 visits to a health care provider.
  • Most medical abortions using mifepristone are completed within 2 weeks, but some can take up to 3 or even 4 weeks.
  • Side effects include heavy bleeding, headache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and cramping.
  • If this method fails, a surgical abortion will be required.

Kaiser Family Foundation, "Issue Update: Mifepristone: An Early Abortion Option," July 2001. Mifeprex® Medication Guide, Danco Laboratories, LLC, revised 7/19/05

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