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Review: could Plan b cause Ectopic pregnancy?

We study 12,261 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.

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Plan b

Plan b (latest outcomes from 12,356 users) has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in emergency contraception.

Ectopic pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy in which the foetus develops outside the uterus, typically in a fallopian tube) (latest reports from 6,166 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, multiple sclerosis, hiv infection, ovulation induction, depression.

On Sep, 2, 2014: 12,257 people reported to have side effects when taking Plan b. Among them, 47 people (0.38%) have Ectopic Pregnancy. They amount to 0.76% of all the 6,164 people who have Ectopic Pregnancy on eHealthMe.

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 * :

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 ** :


How people recovered from Ectopic pregnancy ** :


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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