Plan- B is an emergency contraceptive drug, which is a very efficient birth control drug. It becomes very helpful for a woman who had unprotected physical relation or it was protected session but the contraceptive method gets failed and she don’t want to get pregnant. Plan-B is popularly recognized as ‘morning after pill’.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION ABOUT THE DRUG-
Generic Levonorgestrel is the working component of the Plan B. To get the effects of the drug you have to take the drug within prescribed time slot of within 72 hours of the physical interaction. Plan B holdup the ovulation process and prevent the fertilization of the egg. It also hinders the implantation process inside the womb if it is going to take place. It also alters the endometrial lining.
THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS ABOUT THE DRUG-
Plan B is used to prevent the occurrence of pregnancy in women who had unprotected sexual act or due to failure of birth control methods.
RIGHT WAY TO TAKE THE MEDICATION-
The Plan B is available in the slid dosage form of tablet. Plan B tablet is to be used within 72 hours of the unprotected sexual act. The drug is to be taken with water.
WHAT TO DO IN CASE USER FORGETS TO TAKE THE DRUG ON TIME (MISSED DOSE)?
Do not wait, have the pill as soon as possible. In case you forget the dose then make sure to take it within three days other the chance of pregnancy will increase,
WHAT TO DO IN CASE USER HAVE THE DRUG IN EXCESS AMOUNT (OVERDOSING)?
Avoid taking extra pill to avoid the overdosing. However, Plan B would not cause overdosing. If you will take more than two pills then you can have vomiting and nausea.
WHAT ARE THE STORAGE CONDITIONS OF THE MEDICINE?
Store the medicines in a tight container where moisture and humidity cannot reach. Store the drug out of the reach of the children. Store the drug away from the reach of direct sunlight and excess heat. Keep the medicine at room temperature.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE DRUG INTERACTIONS?
Drug interaction is a circumstance in which another medicine affects the action of one drug when they are administered concurrently. It can be positive or it can be negative result so be careful while taking another medicine.
anticonvulsants like phenytoin
anti-tuberculosis like rifampin
barbiturates like amobarbital
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE UNDESIRABLE EFECTS THAT CAN BE EXPERIENCED WITH THIS MEDICINE?
Side effects are the undesirable symptoms that arise due to the medical treatment. It is also known as adverse effects. The effects of side effects and its severity differ from one person to the other. These are vomiting; drowsiness; annoyance feeling; pain in abdominal area, uncomfort condition; breast tenderness; periods may get unbalanced, heavy vaginal blood loss, etc.
WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS IN WHICH THIS MEDICINE IS NOT TO BE USED?
Contraindication is a circumstance in which certain medical treatment cannot be carried out as it can harm the patient.
In case of confirmed pregnant
If allergic to Levonorgestrel
Do not use it as a regular contraceptive pill
WHAT ARE SAFETY MEASURES THAT ARE TO BE FOLLOWED WHILE THE MEDICATION OF THIS DRUG?
In case of confirmed pregnancy, the use of Plan B is prohibited as it is not a abortion pill.
If you are a lactating mother, do not use Plan B.
Use proper contraceptive method as it is not for regular use.
Not for ladies less than the age of 17 years
Do not use the Plan B if you are allergic to Levonorgestrel.