When did you have sex
without a contraceptive or have a contraceptive accident?
The #1 choice of Canadian women.†
Whatever happened during plan A, you can choose Plan B® as an effective emergency contraceptive as long as you take it within 72 hours (three days) of unprotected sex.
What is Plan B®?
Plan B® is the emergency contraceptive pill, most trusted by Canadian women† and their healthcare providers.*
Plan B® contains 1.5 mg of levonorgestrel—an ingredient that is also commonly found in birth control pills.
How does Plan B® work?
If taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex or following a contraceptive accident, Plan B® works by:
- Stopping ovulation temporarily
- Preventing fertilization
- Preventing implantation
What should I expect?
You may experience some spotting a few days after taking Plan B®, but this is not your period. You should get your next period at the expected time, though it could be a few days early or late.
*The Medical Post, Pharmacy Practice + Business and Profession Santé 2020 Survey on OTC Counselling and Recommendations.
†IQVIA/IMS Health, CDH, 2019 sales in units.
‡Except in Québec and Saskatchewan (where you will need to speak to the pharmacist).
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