Common side effects include spotting, irregular bleeding a week prior or after your regular period. It is recommended to have a snack or small meal before taking the pill, as popularly reported side effects are nausea, headaches, vomiting, cramping, breast soreness.
Emergency contraception does not replace your regular birth control prescription. Regular consumption may lead to side effects such as irregular period bleeding. If you find yourself needing emergency contraception several times a year, you may want to consider switching to a daily birth control pill as it is up to 99% effective when used as recommended.
The range for effectiveness is very wide, at 54% up to 95%, due to the time sensitivity of the situation. Some women may not have access to the pill, and that is why we offer a direct delivery service at Zoey.
We understand that emergency contraception is a time-sensitive prescription, and that is why we will try to get your prescription out to you within the 4-hour delivery promise. If you need it to be sooner, do let the doctor know, or reach out to our patient care team.
At Zoey, the emergency contraceptive pill we carry has been shown to work for up to 5 days after unprotected sex, and maintains efficacy with time. However, for best results, it is recommended to take the pill within 24 hours of sexual activity.
If you had unprotected sex, or if the condom breaks, tears, slips off, and you want to prevent a pregnancy. Missing 2 or more days of your birth control pill may also mean you may need this pill.
The pill blocks or delays your ovaries from ovulating. Ovulation cannot proceed if an egg is not released, and that in turn prevents pregnancy. If you are already pregnant, this pill will not work for you, as it does not aid with abortion.
The emergency contraceptive we recommend at Zoey enters breast milk for 1 to 3 hours right after consumption, and is best to not breastfeed within 24 hours.