In the U.S., morning after pills are available without prescription for women and men 17 and older. Although in April 2013 the FDA approved Plan B One-Step for over-the-counter sale for consumers 15 and older, this change has not taken effect yet. You still need to be 17 or older to purchase EC without prescription, and it is available only from the pharmacist.
Levonorgestrel Tablets 0.75mg is a generic form of Plan B, which is sold primarily at Rite Aid pharmacies (but may be available elsewhere). The package instructions state that you should take 1 white pill within 72 hours after unprotected sex and 1 more peach pill 12 hours later. Each dose contains 0.75 mg of levonorgestrel (the two pills are identical, so it does not matter which pill you take first). However, research indicates that both doses can be taken at the same time up to 120 hours after unprotected sex. The pills are more effective the sooner they are taken, so take 2 Levonorgestrel pills at the same time as soon as possible after unprotected intercourse.
Levonorgestrel is available for sale without prescription to women and men 17 and older, and or sale with prescription to women aged 16 and younger.
Click here detailed labeling information from the manufacturer of Levonorgestrel Tablets.