ellaOne® is generally well tolerated

Side effects of ellaOne®

Like all medicines, ellaOne® can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.

The most commonly reported side effects of taking this morning after pill are headaches, nausea (feeling sick), abdominal pain and painful periods. These are also possible signs of pregnancy.

Take a pregnancy test if:

  • You miss your period
  • Your period is lighter or heavier than normal
  • You experience such symptoms after taking ellaOne®
  • Your period is delayed for more than seven days after taking ellaOne®

If you get any side effects after taking this emergency contraceptive pill, talk to  your pharmacist or other healthcare professional.