Review: could Plan B cause Ectopic Pregnancy?


Summary

Ectopic pregnancy is found among people who take Plan B, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Levonorgestrel, and have Contraception . We study 652 people who have side effects while taking Plan b from FDA and social media. Among them, 39 have Ectopic pregnancy. Find out below who they are, when they have Ectopic pregnancy and more.

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Plan B

Plan b has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Plan b 25,679 users)

Ectopic Pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy in which the foetus develops outside the uterus, typically in a fallopian tube) has been reported by people with oral pain, abdominal pain, drug exposure during pregnancy, diarrhea, disseminated intravascular coagulation (latest reports from 2,831 Ectopic pregnancy patients).

On Sep, 23, 2016

652 people reported to have side effects when taking Plan B.
Among them, 39 people (5.98%) have Ectopic Pregnancy


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plan b cause Ectopic pregnancy?

Time on Plan B when people have Ectopic Pregnancy *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Ectopic Pregnancy when taking Plan B *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Ectopic Pregnancy when taking Plan B *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 54.84 %
  • 30-39: 45.16 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Contraception (20 people, 51.28%)
  • Weight Loss Diet (1 person, 2.56%)
  • Pregnancy On Contraceptive (1 person, 2.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Levonorgestrel (2 people, 5.13%)
  • Prenatal Vitamins (1 person, 2.56%)
  • Phentermine Hydrochloride (1 person, 2.56%)
  • . (1 person, 2.56%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Drug Exposure During Pregnancy (15 people, 38.46%)
  • Abdominal Pain (11 people, 28.21%)
  • Vaginal Haemorrhage (10 people, 25.64%)
  • Uterine Haemorrhage (8 people, 20.51%)
  • Abdominal Pain Lower (6 people, 15.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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