Does the morning after pill ellaOne® have any side effects?


Side effects of ellaOne®

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

The most commonly reported side effects are:

  • headaches
  • nausea (feeling sick)
  • abdominal pain
  • painful periods.

These are also possible signs of pregnancy.


Taking a pregnancy test

If you miss your period or your period is lighter or heavier than normal, and you experience such symptoms after taking ellaOne®, you should do a pregnancy test.

It is possible that your period may be delayed for more than 7 days of the expected time, after taking ellaOne®. If this happens, or you are in any doubt, it is recommended you take a pregnancy test.

If you get any side effects, talk to your pharmacist or other healthcare professional.