Progestin for Emergency Contraception
Side effects may include the following:
- Nausea or vomiting.
If you get nauseous, nonprescription antinausea medicines, such as Dramamine or Pepto-Bismol, can
prevent or reduce nausea.
- Caution: If you vomit within 2 hours of taking a dose, call your doctor for advice. You may need to repeat the dose.
- Pregnancy is possible after using emergency contraception. Although your next period may be slightly late, a delay of 3 weeks or longer may be a sign of pregnancy. If this happens, call your doctor to see whether you need a pregnancy test.
- Breast tenderness, fatigue, headache, abdominal pain, and/or dizziness are possible after taking emergency contraception.
Call your doctor if side effects, such as headache, dizziness, or belly pain, continue for longer than 1 week after using emergency contraception.
See your doctor if you do not have your period within 21 days after using emergency contraception.
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 4, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology