Side Effects of taking the Morning After Pill


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In the 1990’s a more rustic form of Levonelle was used as emergency contraceptive, and this did cause many side effects and could make you feel quite unwell for a while after taking it.  However, with advances in medicine the newer pill is less troublesome and ought to only really affect your menstrual cycle.

Now there are very few side effects to the morning after pill Levonelle, however you might experience:

  • Vomiting 
  • Cramps
  • Period variations
  • Tender breasts
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Depression
  • Variations in weight and appetite

Although these are rare, it is likely that your periods will be affected when taking the morning after pill, either coming sooner or later than normal.  This is due to the nature of the pill, it will prevent you from producing an egg, or from an egg becoming attached to the womb lining, so making your period a bit harder to predict as you are unlikely to know exactly what stage of your menstrual cycle you are at when taking the pill.   

Any side effect that you may experience ought to stop when the pill’s additional hormones have left your body, roughly within a week of you taking the morning after pill.  Everyone has different reactions to hormone levels.  Some people are just the same when taking the pill, others find that the increased hormones affect their temperament, weight or health.  Your reaction to the morning after pill is unlikely to be the same as any of your friends.


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