Ella Contraceptive Side Effects
Ella is an emergency contraceptive classified as a progesterone agonist. This medication is prescribed to prevent unwanted pregnancies after contraceptive failure or unprotected sexual intercourse. It works by preventing or slowing down the release of the egg from the ovary. There are several Ella contraceptive side effects that sometimes occur and these will be explained to you in full by your physician at KwikMed.
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Ella Emergency Contraceptive Side Effects
Although most people suffer no serious ella emergency contraception side effects, some of the milder Ella contraceptive side effects include headaches, nausea, abdominal pain and dizziness. Get medical attention immediately if you suffer a severe allergic reaction. These potentially serious Ella emergency contraceptive side effects might include breathing difficulties, tightening of the chest, hives and swelling of your tongue, lips or face.
Ella Emergency Contraception Side Effects
Ella contraceptive side effects might also include menstrual pain or changes in your next menstrual cycle. You might experience a heavier or lighter flow than usual or your cycle might be longer or shorter than normal. Contact your health care provider if you experience spotting instead of your usual cycle. Other Ella emergency contraception side effects may include fatigue and acne breakouts.
Always take this medication exactly as your doctor prescribes. Medical information and a prescription are available from the licensed KwikMed physicians. Most patients take one Ella emergency contraceptive tablet orally within five days of the unprotected sexual encounter. You can take Ella medication either with or without food and the pill can be consumed at any time during your menstrual cycle. Keep this medication out of direct light and away from curious young children.
Despite these common, mild side effects, Ella contraceptive also offers women several benefits. First and foremost, this medication is a second line of defense against unintended pregnancies. Don’t let the “morning after pill” reference fool you; this medication remains effective for a full five days after intercourse. According to the European Medicines Agency, a daily low dose regime of this medication also shows promise in treating uterine fibroids.