Do not take PREVENELLE® if:
You may already be pregnant if:
How to take PREVENELLE®:
To find out more details about taking your pill, please click here to see the Patient Information Leaflet. This contains lots of useful, detailed information all about taking your pill, including possible side effects.
What side effects may I experience?
Like all medicines PREVENELLE® may cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Very common side effects include headache, nausea, pain in the lower abdomen (tummy), irregular bleeding and fatigue (feeling tired). Other commonly reported effects include dizziness, diarrhoea, vomiting, irregular menstruation, delayed menstruation and breast tenderness.
If your bleeding is more than 5 days late or is unusually light or unusually heavy, you should contact your doctor as soon as possible.
What happens if I have a stomach upset?
If you have been sick within 3 hours of taking PREVENELLE®, another tablet should be taken immediately. You will need to contact your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to obtain another tablet.
Are there any medicines I shouldn’t take whilst I am on oral contraceptives?
Some medicines may stop PREVENELLE® from working properly and mean that you need to take extra contraceptive precautions. These include medicines to treat epilepsy, tuberculosis, HIV and fungal infections and ciclosporin (used to suppress the immune system) and the herbal remedy St John’s Wort.
Your doctor, nurse or pharmacist will advise you if you are unsure about taking other medicines in combination with your pill.
Can I take this pill if I have previously had an ectopic pregnancy?
Use of this pill is not recommended if you have previously had an ectopic pregnancy. If you use this pill and experience any symptoms of a possible ectopic pregnancy (strong abdominal pain, bleeding), you should visit your doctor immediately.
Can this pill be used repeatedly / regularly?
Use of an emergency contraceptive pill is not recommended more than once in the same menstrual cycle. However, should this method be used several times during the same menstrual cycle, it may cause irregularities in your bleeding pattern.
What should I do if it doesn't work?
If you have become pregnant despite taking this medicine, visit your doctor for further advice.