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New Warning: Morning-After Pill Doesn't Work for Women Over 176 Pounds
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Posted on 11/25/2013 10:49:32 PM PST by traumer

An FDA spokeswoman tells Mother Jones the agency is evaluating whether to require US emergency contraceptive pill makers to change their labels.

The European manufacturer of an emergency contraceptive pill identical to Plan B, also known as the morning-after pill, will warn women that the drug is completely ineffective for women who weigh more than 176 pounds and begins to lose effectiveness in women who weigh more than 165 pounds. HRA Pharma, the French manufacturer of the European drug, Norlevo, is changing its packaging information to reflect the weight limits. European pharmaceutical regulators approved the change on November 10, but it has not been previously reported.

This development has implications for American women. Some of the most popular emergency contraceptive pills sold over the counter in the United States—including the one-pill drugs Plan B One-Step, Next Choice One Dose, and My Way, and a number of generic two-pill emergency contraceptives—have a dosage and chemical makeup identical to the European drug. Weight data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that, at 166 pounds, the average American woman is too heavy to use these pills effectively.

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1 posted on 11/25/2013 10:49:32 PM PST by traumer
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To: traumer

Ever been inside a Wal-Mart, dollar store or mall? That’s half the women in this country. I weigh 340 and I regularly see young women who weigh the same or more than I do in many venues.


2 posted on 11/25/2013 10:54:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: traumer

Never heard of a larger dose?


3 posted on 11/25/2013 10:56:02 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: traumer
New Warning: Morning-After Pill Doesn't Work for Women Over 176 Pounds

Not to be insensitive, but a gal in excess of 176 lbs is freakin' HUGE.

4 posted on 11/25/2013 10:56:06 PM PST by SIDENET
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To: traumer

Is there a height limit?


5 posted on 11/25/2013 10:56:50 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not a lot of healthy people walking around compared to the past. I need to drop about 40 myself.

The only way it works is if I restrain myself from feeding the pie hole. Not easy.


6 posted on 11/25/2013 10:57:53 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

I’ll probably get Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass next year before I lose my legs and eyesight. You have to jump through some hoops, but it’s free.


7 posted on 11/25/2013 11:00:29 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Bypass I hear is good, but unless there are changes the bypass eventually be stretched to assume the old problem from what I read.

I know all the right things to do.

Fastest health diet thing I know of is Medifast. Cheaper than eating regular food and it is balanced to not have you become diabetic trying to lose the weight. Keeps the sugar levels normal while losing the weight.

It was working for me and I got lazy and went back to some over eating.

It is always over eating and it is worse if you pick bad things to over eat.

8 posted on 11/25/2013 11:04:15 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This development has implications for American women....


9 posted on 11/25/2013 11:04:55 PM PST by traumer
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To: traumer

I think if they are over 176 lbs, they don’t need the after morning pill.


10 posted on 11/25/2013 11:06:02 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Jonty30
It's the guy who needs a drink that night and the morning after if shes that fat.
11 posted on 11/25/2013 11:10:25 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: SIDENET


12 posted on 11/25/2013 11:11:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: SIDENET

“but a gal in excess of 176 lbs is freakin’ HUGE. “

Might be okay if she’s about 6’4” tall.


13 posted on 11/25/2013 11:12:20 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: traumer

Horrible news!!!! who doesnt love a huge girl


14 posted on 11/25/2013 11:13:45 PM PST by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: traumer

I can just see MO ramping up her “Let’s Moooooooove” campaign even harder. “Gotsa get dem b*tches down to da liiiiiine.”


15 posted on 11/25/2013 11:15:04 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: traumer

Aw gee. They will need to give out Michelle Obama Let’s Move videos with those pills.


16 posted on 11/25/2013 11:16:25 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: A CA Guy

I am already a diabetic. Gastric bypass is being reported to cure diabetes ON THE TABLE due to changes made in your gut.

How Does Gastric Bypass Surgery Cure Type 2 Diabetes?
http://www.healthline.com/health-news/aging-how-gastric-bypass-eliminates-type-2-diabetes-072913

How Does Bariatric Surgery Cure Type II Diabetes? The hypothesis of a pathogenic insulin analogue that interferes with the function of endogenous insulin causing insulin resistance and NIDDM
http://www.hypothesisjournal.com/?p=795#sthash.WAXa1nkM.dpuf


17 posted on 11/25/2013 11:16:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: traumer
New Warning: Morning-After Pill Doesn't Work for Women Over 176 Pounds

Nope.
Nope.
No way I'm going there.
Not biting.

18 posted on 11/25/2013 11:17:09 PM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So is Michelle right? We do have an obesity problem in this country?


19 posted on 11/25/2013 11:17:21 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
Horrible news!!!! who doesnt love a huge girl

Me, for one. I love my wife. All 105 lbs of her.

20 posted on 11/25/2013 11:18:16 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: MichaelCorleone

A diabetic or larger than me? If I had to guess, I’d say she’s somewhere between 240 and 260lbs and probably a diabetic, as blacks are more susceptible than any other race, IIRC.


21 posted on 11/25/2013 11:22:07 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: traumer

Let me guess...they are going to mandate that no women on birth control can weigh over 176 lbs?


22 posted on 11/25/2013 11:22:33 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, many people can’t realistically use this “morning after pill” then.


23 posted on 11/25/2013 11:44:33 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: traumer

"Say what?"


24 posted on 11/25/2013 11:50:25 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: SIDENET

Not really. If you have long hair and a decent rack, that adds pounds. My hair is to my waist and I’m pretty busty, and at 5’9”, 176 isn’t that big.
I think a lot depends on how you carry your weight.


25 posted on 11/25/2013 11:59:26 PM PST by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds real good.


26 posted on 11/26/2013 12:00:19 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: chae

At 5’ 9”, a woman weighing 176 can indeed look mighty fine. At 5’ 2”, not so much.


27 posted on 11/26/2013 12:21:20 AM PST by Bob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
get Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass...You have to jump through some hoops, but it’s free.

No, it isn't free. You may find a clever way to bypass payment for gastric bypass surgery. However, hard working taxpayers will have to pick up the tab for your lack of self restraint. No thanks.

28 posted on 11/26/2013 12:35:28 AM PST by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: NautiNurse

Yeah, my “clever way to bypass payment” was to become disabled in the service of my country. Pretty slick, huh?


29 posted on 11/26/2013 12:44:36 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: traumer

“.... the drug is completely ineffective for women who weigh more than 176 pounds..”

So 175 lbs it’s ok...?


30 posted on 11/26/2013 12:47:24 AM PST by jughandle
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To: traumer

Not sure 176lb woman would need it anyway....


31 posted on 11/26/2013 2:29:52 AM PST by maddog55
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dude cut the carbs and you will lose that weight.


32 posted on 11/26/2013 2:44:38 AM PST by Royal Wulff
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To: traumer

For women above 175, plan A still works pretty good.


33 posted on 11/26/2013 3:14:05 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SIDENET; traumer
Not to be insensitive, but a gal in excess of 176 lbs is freakin' HUGE.

Not huge anymore. Kids these days are growing really large. Some of the girls in my son's high school are a full head taller than me, do not look overweight at all and probably weight 200 lbs or more.

34 posted on 11/26/2013 3:23:35 AM PST by fso301
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To: traumer

The trick is to hold one between your knees on the morning before.


35 posted on 11/26/2013 3:49:14 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: traumer

Oops, I smell a class action lawsuit. Another friendly lawyer commercial to ruin your daytime tv viewing pleasure.


36 posted on 11/26/2013 3:51:57 AM PST by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: traumer
Which of course begs the question:

How do it know?

37 posted on 11/26/2013 3:55:00 AM PST by grobdriver
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To: traumer

Uh-oh. Someone needs to tell Sandra Fluke.


38 posted on 11/26/2013 4:22:15 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

my daughter is a touch over 5’ 12”. She is a three time NCAA Div 3 Trophy winning swimmer - freestyle and butterfly sprints and relays.

she is in tip top shape,looks amazing like all top swimmers ... and weighs generally 165-169 #.

Her boyfriend is a NCAA heavyweight wrestler who weighs in around 240 and looks like he’s been chiseled.

I am 6’ 4” not BAD shape for my age and push 240 ...

Now, who is fat?


39 posted on 11/26/2013 5:01:30 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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you sound like my wife. 5 10, nice figure (ahem ...) looks great. she would be skinny skinny at 135. she looks great at [ redacted ] - a real woman and a great Mom.


40 posted on 11/26/2013 5:07:16 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: SIDENET
but a gal in excess of 176 is freakin' huge.

For a girl above 5'7" or so and in good shape, she can look okay at that weight.

The real issue is the morning after pill. It's got to have a devastating impact causing an increase in STDs and "friendly coercion" sex. Human nature and hormones are what they are, after all.

41 posted on 11/26/2013 5:09:40 AM PST by grania
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A female friend of mine got RnY surgery and it ruined her health. She wishes she had gone for lap band now, but it’s done. Monthly blood work and iron infusions. She still vomits a lot even after 5 years. It’s really been awful for her. She was obese before, but not unhealthy like today. And she has stopped losing weight short of her goal.

Sometimes, you are in the group of not so good outcomes.


42 posted on 11/26/2013 5:11:28 AM PST by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: traumer
B T T T
43 posted on 11/26/2013 5:13:07 AM PST by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Hahahahahah! Perfect!


44 posted on 11/26/2013 5:41:06 AM PST by dagoofyfoot
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To: A CA Guy
Never heard of a larger dose?

Nah, 176 pounds is enough woman for me.

45 posted on 11/26/2013 5:45:03 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: jughandle

That’s what I was thinking...

175 - works
175.8 - works
175.9 - works
176 - works
176.00001 - doesn’t work


46 posted on 11/26/2013 5:48:05 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: A CA Guy

A larger dose increases the risk of the woman bleeding without stopping.


47 posted on 11/26/2013 5:50:41 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Vendome

If you’re over 276 LBS ,there’s no need for a morning before,during, or after pill.


48 posted on 11/26/2013 6:29:07 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

LOL!


49 posted on 11/26/2013 8:09:38 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: traumer

Bad news for the red hot lovers over at DU


50 posted on 11/26/2013 8:23:19 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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