Are there side effects to using the morning-after pill? - Piedmont Women's Center
Yes. You may experience several short-term side effects when taking the morning-after pill. These include: Nausea and vomiting Irregular and unpredictable menstrual periods Cramping and abdominal pain—which might also be the sign of an “ectopic pregnancy” (see “What is an Ectopic Pregnancy” blog) Fatigue Headache Dizziness Breast tenderness
Keep in mind that cramping and abdominal pain that may result from the use of the morning-after pill can mask the symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy, which requires emergency care.
If you have further questions about the side effects of using the morning-after pill, our expert team will be able to answer any questions you may have. Please give us a call at 864-244-1434. It is safe, confidential, and our all-women team is supportive for whatever need you are facing.
Footnote 1: FDA Prescribing and Label Information for Plan B One-Step®, Rev. July 2009; pp. 13-14; www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2009/021998lbl.pdf
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