What are the side effects of taking an emergency contraceptive pill?

Potential SE's. Potential side effects of emergency contraception pills can include: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow; loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your doctor if you miss your period or develop significant lower abdominal pain.

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Is it normal to have emergency contraceptive pill side effects?

May be. Potential se’s w emergency contraception: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late. Read more...

What side effects are commonly associated with emergency contraceptive pill?

SE's. Potential se’s w emergency contraception: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late. Read more...

What are the long term side effects of emergency contraceptive pill if taken twice. Not frequently I know about them. Only twice?

NOT TOO BAD. This stuff mess up your periods for few months. Also this is like taking over 7 regular pills at once! not for routine use please. All the horrible side effects of bcp in the bcp booklet may hit you. Once and twice a year is not that bad. Read more...

Can an emergency contraceptive pill taken only twice in a lifetime cause any serious long term effects? Not frequent use side effects. Only twice

No. There is no evidence that taking it twice will cause any acute or long term side effects - however it is much easier to just avoid unprotected sex as, as even the day after pill doesn't protect you from HIV and std infections. Read more...

I haven't had my period for a month after taking an emergency contraceptive pill, I've been given loette. I took the white pills instead of pink help?

Check pregnancy test. If you took emergency contraception and still have not gotten a period, then you need to check a pregnancy test! the white pills in this birth control pack are the placebo pills - they will not induce a period or provide any protection. You need to check back with your doctor and get proper instruction on how to take the pills. Read more...

It's okay to use orgatril, which is a 5 mg lynestrenol tablet as an emergency contraceptive pill right?

Caution. Please check out this website: http://ec.princeton.edu/worldwide/default.asp I was unable to find that Lynestrenol 5 mg tablets at whatever daily dose would be used as emergency contraception. Even if it works, it may not be prudent to take it, because lynestrenol is a pregnancy category D drug (high risk of causing birth defects), and you don't want it to fail having ingested the drug. Read more...

Hello, What are the risks of using an emergency contraceptive pill after having used it before this year?

There should be none. Shouldn't be an issue, but why are you in this dilemma? Use a barrier method, iud, or BCP until you are truly ready to get pregnant. Read more...
Pregnancy. The risk is a pregnancy that was not planned, not the pill.
You should be very sure of your choices because it can have such a life changing effect for you and the person with you.
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