When should I call my doctor if I took ella?

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Call your doctor if you have any of the following side effects after taking the emergency birth control pill ella (ulipristal) and they become severe or won't go away:
  • painful periods
  • spotting between periods
  • nausea
  • tiredness
  • headache
  • dizziness
Get medical attention immediately if you develop severe lower abdominal pain three to five weeks after taking ella. This may be a symptom of an ectopic pregnancy—that is, a pregnancy outside the womb that requires emergency treatment.