Morning-after pill 'identical to Plan B' is ineffective in women over 176 pounds

November 25, 2013 5:52 PM

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Morning-after pill 'identical to Plan B' is ineffective in women over 176 pounds

French pharmaceutical company HRA Pharma has found its emergency contraceptive NorLevo is ineffective in women over 176 pounds and less than fully effective in women over 165 pounds. The drug contains the same active ingredient in the same amount as Plan B One-Step in the U.S.

The morning-after pill may not be a good plan after all if you weigh more than 165 pounds, a European drug maker is warning women.

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