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User Reviews for Option 2 to treat Emergency Contraception

Option 2 has an average rating of 4.8 out of 10 from a total of 12 ratings for the treatment of Emergency Contraception. 33% of those users who reviewed Option 2 reported a positive effect, while 50% reported a negative effect.

Option 2 Rating Summary

4.8/10 average rating

12 ratings from 11 user reviews.

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Reviews for Option 2

C-R123 · Taken for less than 1 month June 10, 2021

“This feels horrible. I had unprotected sex 4 days before my ovulation day. When ovulation day came I had brown discharge and thought it was nothing then bled through 4 tampons and in less than 3 hours and TMI but it was really dark and then bright red. I’ve had horrible cramping ever since and really bad back pain to the point that it hurts to do anything. It’s been 8 days since I took the pill and I still just feel horrible. I had never taken one before this so I didn’t know what to expect. I’ll give an update when my period decides to come or not.”

3 / 10
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Mia · Taken for less than 1 month March 11, 2021

“This pill is recommended by riteaid because they had no Plan B. However I took based off of pharmacy tech recommendations. My breast are soooo tender. I'm not pregnant but this sensation alone leaves me to not recommend this be taken by others.”

1 / 10
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TH March 8, 2021

“I took this pill within 24-48 and still got pregnant! The second time I took the pill less than 25 hours and still got pregnant!! It’s like they have an ingredient to increase your chances of getting pregnant!! I will never use this again! Please use the original Plan B Pill!!”

1 / 10
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gaby · Taken for less than 1 month August 28, 2020

“I did it 13 days before my period and did it on my most fertile day I got scared and 15 mins later took the pill the symptoms were feeling nauseous , but that’s it my symptoms weren’t bad just that and then afterwards I was stressing out thinking it might not have worked . A week went by and then as I got closer to my period date I got more worried . 2 weeks went by and August 26 came around and my period didn’t come I started to get worried then I said ok I’m not going to stress it and give it a few days. Then the next day I didn’t get my period in the afternoon then 8pm rolls around I feel a drip go to the bathroom and got my period . I’m so grateful it worked !!! Just don’t stress it , the pill messes up your cycle .”

10 / 10
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Anonymous September 25, 2020

“So the day I got option 2, it was my first time taking this one. I usually get plan b, but they didn’t have any. So I instantly got on the internet to look at the reviews. Most of them said it didn’t work. So I was scared for my life lol. I had a low chance of getting pregnant that day too. So I think the girls that did get pregnant had a high chance to get pregnant. Anywho it works for me.”

10 / 10
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Saiyo July 25, 2019

“So I had unprotected sex about four days before ovulation so supposedly on one of the days I’m supposed to be fertile and I took Option 2 about a couple hours late (about 9 to 10). A couple days later I started bleeding that resemble my period (enough to fill up pads and it was a dark brown color and sometimes became a light red color) it lasted about along as my normal period. So it was like I was getting my period super early. Now it’s my period week and it’s three days late. I’m going to take a pregnancy test now and see if I’m pregnant or not but has anyone else experienced this heavy bleeding? If so, were you pregnant or not?”

4 / 10
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Mayra · Taken for less than 1 month October 27, 2019

“I had unprotected sex with someone who I don’t even like. I was desperate. And on top of that, the sex was horrible!!!! The next day I went to rite aid and purchased option 2 and took it right then and there. About 8 hours after unprotected sex. I was scared and nervous. I had unprotected sex about 4 days before my period so the pill pushed it like 2 days from expected time. Then when it was over about two weeks later I spotted between cycles that’s pretty much everything I experienced besides all the anxiety then my next period came on time! A situation where you find yourself having to take an emergency contraceptive can be scary but the sooner you take it, the better it works!!! Everything will be fine!!! I don’t think your weight matters, I weighed 189lbs when I took it.”

10 / 10
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Lexi · Taken for less than 1 month August 29, 2020

“Both times I’ve taken this pill I got pregnant this pill is horrible!! I took it on the 10th of August and I was waiting for my period and nothing came so I went to take a pregnancy test and it’s positive like what??!! Do not buy”

1 / 10
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NY23 · Taken for less than 1 month May 11, 2018

“I had unprotected sex TWICE with a “one night stand”. Forget about me feeling guilty, I was scared that I would be pregnant. While it was happening, I wasn’t thinking correctly, until I got home and paranoia started to settle in. He pulled out both times but there’s so many horror stories you hear about the pull out method that you want to be careful. I took Option 2 about a day after. I just got my period (today), which is about 2 weeks later. I feel so relieved now.”

10 / 10
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No name · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 1, 2020

“I’ve never gotten pregnant before and I usually take a Plan B at least once a year. My Rite Aid ran out of Plan B so the cashier suggested option 2. WORST DECISION EVER! I’m currently pregnant and I don’t believe in abortion or anything. But I’m not prepared for this. Not sure what I’ll do .”

1 / 10
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Vini · Taken for 6 months to 1 year April 18, 2019

“Option 2 is the best emergency contraceptive I have ever taken. I am one of those women that have terrible side effects on all regular birth control pills and Option 2 is a peace of mind relief. I have tried plan B before and had terrible nausea and bleeding. With Option 2 I have had zero nausea and a little diarrhea but not much did not last long.. somewhat heavier periods but normal length and barely noticeable unless thinking hard about subtle changes. ”

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SL.24 · Taken for less than 1 month June 27, 2019

“I'm 5 days late for my period. I took a pregnancy test it came out negative, a while ago I used a plan b after having unprotected sex & had some brown discharge and bleeding a week later. Will I get my period this month & was that discharge my period or side effects?”

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Anonymous November 6, 2020

“I took it the morning after unprotected sex and still got pregnant”

1 / 10
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Alice August 19, 2020

“An hour and a half after taking this Option 2 pill I felt very nauseous. Spent the next 25 minutes on the toilet with diarrhea and feeling like I was going to throw up as well. Would. Not. Recommend.”

5 / 10
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