Taking the emergency contraceptive pill has not been shown to cause any serious or longer term health problems. However, it can sometimes have side effects which usually go away quickly after use.
Common side effects include:
- abdominal pain
- delayed period
- irregular menstrual bleeding (spotting or heavy bleeding) before or after your next period is due
- feeling sick
Less common side effects include:
- breast tenderness
- vomiting (seek advice if you vomit within two hours of taking Levonelle, or three hours of taking ellaOne, as you will need to take another dose)
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