Over 176 Pounds? The Morning-After Pill May Not Work For You

November 25, 2013  |  

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It looks like there may be some bad news for sexually active women who weigh over 176 pounds. According to Mother Jones, a European pharmaceutical company who is responsible for producing an emergency contraceptive pill, Norlevo, which is identical to the Plan B pill, recently released a disclaimer, warning consumers that the pill may be ineffective for women who weigh more than 176 pounds. The company will reportedly repackage Norlevo with a notice informing consumers of the company’s recent findings regarding the drug’s potential weight restrictions, which will read:

“Studies suggest that Norlevo is less effective in women weighing [165 pounds] or more and not effective in women weighing [176 pounds] or more” and that Norlevo “is not recommended…if you weigh [165 pounds] or more.”

Source: Mother Jones

If their findings turn out to be true, American women may also have something to worry about, as Norvelo is reportedly chemically identical to American emergency contraceptive drugs including Plan B One-Step, Next Choice One-Dose and My Way. The FDA has yet to comment on this finding; however, according to the CDC, the average American woman weighs 166, while the average Black woman weighs 186.


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  • guest

    WTF ?! The AVERAGE woman weighs 166 (non-black american ) & 186 (black american) . F#ck the pill , how bout get a gym membership .

  • Taneesha Culture Clash Thomas

    it worked for me & i’m double that…

  • ❤♥BabyGirl♥❤

    Either it worked or im just not fertile and i am over 176 lbs. I only used it once tho.

  • judgeme

    nope this is a lie Im 511 so Ive always been around 180 and have use the pill on three separate occasions and it has worked everytime

  • Candacey Doris

    So if that doesn’t work then the others may not work if you’re over 75kg? I hope they figure it out or there are going to be several women wondering why they got pregnant.

  • Ms. Kameria

    All the article is saying is don’t be over 160 lbs. I may not work for you. Those that are getting upset about it are the ones probably over 160 lbs.

  • Guest

    I don’t believe it, I was 210 lbs in college when my now ex and I had protected s*x with a condom and it broke and his sea men dripped out of my v*gina and he gave me $60 the next day to go to Walgreen’s and get the morning after pill and it worked for me. It’s been 5 years and have since loss 50 lbs.

    • Live_in_LDN

      it says MAY not work. it doesnt mean it wont work for heavier ladies but the chances of it working is reduced significantly.

    • Trisha_B

      Why did you go into such great detail lmao

      • Laine

        lol….the dripping, the amount of money, the exact store…Leave her alone, she obviously has excellent memory…hahah. Glad it worked out for her…:-)

      • Jan

        she sea men…. like they were on the ship lol im tickled

    • Gym membership

      you were fat in college . Thank god you lost some weight.