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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 12,266 people who have side effects while taking Plan b from FDA and social media. Among them, 47 have Ectopic pregnancy. Find out below who they are, when they have Ectopic pregnancy and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Plan b and have Ectopic pregnancy >>>

Plan b

Plan b has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in emergency contraception. (latest outcomes from Plan b 12,362 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, depression.(latest reports from Ectopic pregnancy 2,133 patients)

On Dec, 22, 2014: 12,266 people reported to have side effects when taking Plan b. Among them, 47 people (0.38%) have Ectopic Pregnancy.

Trend of Ectopic pregnancy in Plan b reports

Time on Plan b when people have Ectopic pregnancy * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Ectopic pregnancy100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Ectopic pregnancy when taking Plan b * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ectopic pregnancy0.00%0.00%3.57%60.71%35.71%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Ectopic pregnancy when taking Plan b ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Ectopic pregnancy ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (28 people, 59.57%)
  2. Weight decreased (4 people, 8.51%)
  3. Headache (2 people, 4.26%)
  4. Pregnancy on oral contraceptive (1 people, 2.13%)
  5. Pregnancy on contraceptive (1 people, 2.13%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Levonorgestrel (12 people, 25.53%)
  2. Plan b tablet, levonorgestrel, 0.75mg (6 people, 12.77%)
  3. Plan b one-step (5 people, 10.64%)
  4. Phentermine (4 people, 8.51%)
  5. Extra strength tylenol (2 people, 4.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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