Plan b and Ectopic pregnancy - from FDA reports


Summary

Ectopic pregnancy is found among people who take Plan B, especially for people who are 20-29 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Levonorgestrel, and have Birth control . We study 26,521 people who have side effects while taking Plan b from FDA. Among them, 61 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 emergency contraception. (latest outcomes from Plan b 26,698 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 birth control, multiple sclerosis, hiv infection, ovulation induction, crohn's disease (latest reports from 2,884 Ectopic pregnancy patients).

On Feb, 14, 2017

26,521 people reported to have side effects when taking Plan B.
Among them, 61 people (0.23%) 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 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 4.55 %
  • 20-29: 56.82 %
  • 30-39: 36.36 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 2.27 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Birth Control (23 people, 37.70%)
  • Weight Loss (1 person, 1.64%)
  • Pregnancy On Oral Contraceptive (1 person, 1.64%)
  • Pregnancy On Contraceptive (1 person, 1.64%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (1 person, 1.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Levonorgestrel (2 people, 3.28%)
  • Revlimid (1 person, 1.64%)
  • Phentermine Hydrochloride (1 person, 1.64%)
  • Lasix (1 person, 1.64%)
  • Coumadin (1 person, 1.64%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Vaginal Haemorrhage (17 people, 27.87%)
  • Abdominal Pain (17 people, 27.87%)
  • Drug Ineffective (15 people, 24.59%)
  • Drug Exposure During Pregnancy (15 people, 24.59%)
  • Pelvic Pain (11 people, 18.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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