November 27, 2013

176 Pounds or More

1 Morning-After Pill Useless If Overweight

Based on recent research results, the European makers of a morning-after pill chemically identical to a number of the most popular such pills sold in the U.S. are cautioning users that the pill is totally ineffective for women who weigh more than 176 pounds, and begins to become ineffective for those who weigh more than 165 pounds. The American versions of the European drug, called Norlevo, include Plan B One-Step, Next Choice One Dose, My Way, and some generic emergency contraceptive pills, and are currently the most effective non-prescription morning-after drugs available. Norlevo will label them "not recommended" for women weighing more than 165 pounds. The weight of the average American woman age 20 or older is 166.2 pounds.

More at Motherjones.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

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Tags: Morning-After Contraceptives, Morning-After Contraceptives and Weight

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