A few serious side effects have been noted for users of emergency contraceptives. See a doctor immediately if any of the followingsymptoms occur:
- Severe abdominal pains
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pains
- Severe headaches
- Blurred vision or other eye problems
- Leg or arm pain/numbness
If a woman experiences any of these symptoms, she should call a doctor or 911 immediately.
Women can avoid morning after pill complications by making sure to use it properly. Women who have known allergies to ingredients in the pill, including levonorgestrel, should not take the pill. If a woman wants to take the pill but has any of the following health issues, she should consult with a physician before taking it:
- Heart attack/cardiac issues
- Cancers of the genitals or breast
- Blood clotting problems
- Kidney or cardiovascular disease
- Breastfeeding/given birth in past 6 weeks
- Undiagnosed vaginal bleeding
The morning after pill does not prevent the transmission of STDs or HIV/AIDS. Only barrier methods like the condom can prevent diseases.