Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

Use this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor or follow the instructions on the package. This medicine is for occasional use as emergency birth control. It should not replace your regular birth control method. You may use this medicine at any time during your monthly period.

This medicine comes with a patient information leaflet. Read and follow the instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

Plan B® is available as an over-the-counter medicine for women 17 years of age and older, and is available only with a doctor's prescription for women younger than 17 years of age. Plan B One-Step® is available as an over-the-counter medicine for any woman of childbearing potential.

If you vomit within 2 hours after taking this medicine, call your doctor right away. Your doctor may prescribe another tablet for you.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For emergency contraception:
    • For oral dosage form (Plan B One-Step® tablets):
      • Adults and teenagers—One tablet taken as soon as possible and not more than 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex or after failure of another birth control method.
    • For oral dosage form (Plan B® tablets):
      • Adults and teenagers 17 years of age and older—One tablet taken as soon as possible and not more than 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex or after failure of another birth control method. A second tablet should be taken 12 hours after the first dose.
      • Children younger than 17 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.