Dr. Savita Ginde has received many questions about Plan B emergency contraception throughout her career. She had the opportunity to share that expertise with Shape Magazine in a recent article, “The Potential Side Effects of Plan B,” where she covered what Plan B is, how it works and how it affects your body.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
There is some concern over the effectiveness of it in women who weigh over 175 pounds, though. “Several years ago, two studies showed that after taking Plan B, women with a BMI over 30 had half the level of Plan B in their bloodstream compared to women with normal range BMI,” she explains. After the FDA reviewed the data, though, they found there was not enough evidence to force Plan B to change their safety or efficacy labeling.