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 11,552 people who have side effects while taking Plan b from FDA and social media. Among them, 49 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 11,620 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 eye pain, oral pain, drug exposure during pregnancy, scleral discolouration, pancytopenia (latest reports from 2,123 Ectopic pregnancy patients).

On Jul, 16, 2016

11,552 people reported to have side effects when taking Plan B.
Among them, 49 people (0.42%) 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: 4.88 %
  • 20-29: 60.98 %
  • 30-39: 34.15 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Contraception (21 people)
  • Weight Loss Diet (1 person)
  • Pregnancy On Oral Contraceptive (1 person)
  • Pregnancy On Contraceptive (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Levonorgestrel (2 people)
  • Phentermine Hydrochloride (1 person)
  • . (1 person)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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