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Jenhastoomuchparanoia
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okay I got Plan B levonorgestrel and it's almost 120 hours. Can i still take it now????? right now???? please help I am waiting really bad. it I'll take the first pill now, but the 2nd pill will be too late after the 120 but still, what do I do????
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Take both at once. This is frequently recommended by medical professionals.

It is only recommended to take it in two doses to minimize the nausea/sick feeling some women feel while taking the drug. You can minimize these effects yourself by laying still with limited head movement when nausea strikes and taking the pill with something like crackers and 7up/ginger ale.

Stomach upset/nausea is not as prevalent with Plan B as earlier forms of EC since it contains no estrogen, but if you find yourself feeling sick, call the pharmacist you got the pills from for advice.

Good for you for getting EC! [Smile]

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Jenhastoomuchparanoia
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okay...I just took your word for it and took them both... I guess we'll just have to wait. but now..I mean what are the chances now? after these?
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and I guess I can't really throw up if I get nauseated since...that means I would've throwed the pill up along with it too. so okay.
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Here's the source, just so your mind is eased:

http://ec.princeton.edu/pills/plan-b.html

Using EC within 72 hours of risky sexual activity reduces the chance of pregnancy by around 89%. The effectiveness is decreased to an unknown level between 72-120 hours, but research has shown women still can obtain contraceptive benefit.

Taking both pills at once ensures that you get the full dosage as soon as possible, which may increase effectiveness.

Most women taking a progesterone-only emergency contraceptive will not get sick to the point of vomiting; but in the rare case you do get sick, you are safe as long as it takes place more than one hour after your dose.

You can ask somebody to pick up an over-the-counter motion sickness medicine like Dramamine II or Bonine (look for the active ingredient "meclizine") if you're very sick. It should help control the vomiting.

Good luck!

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