Ulipristal for Emergency Contraception
All medicines have side effects. But many people don't feel the side effects, or they are able to deal with them. Ask your pharmacist about the side effects of each medicine you take. Side effects are also listed in the information that comes with your medicine. Usually, the benefits of the medicine are more important than any minor side effects.
Call 911 or other emergency services right away if you have:
- Trouble breathing.
- Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor right away if:
- You vomit within 3 hours after taking the pill. You may need to take another one.
- You have a headache, dizziness, or belly pain that is severe or lasts longer than 1 week.
- You think you might be pregnant.
Common side effects of this medicine include:
- Headache, upset stomach, or belly pain.
- If needed, take an over-the-counter pain medicine such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), or naproxen (Aleve). Read and follow all instructions on the label.
- For belly pain, use a hot water bottle or a heating pad set on low.
- Light bleeding (spotting) in the week after you take the pill.
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