Ulipristal

Ulipristal prevents pregnancy after unprotected sex. For best results, take as soon as possible and within 120 hours of unprotected sex. Contact your doctor if you vomit within 3 hours of taking it.

Ulipristal Overview

Reviewed: October 14, 2013
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Ulipristal is a prescription medication used to as emergency contraceptive to prevent pregnancy. Ulipristal belongs to a group of drugs called contraceptives, which work to prevent pregnancy by stopping or delaying ovulation.

This medication comes in tablet form and is taken as soon as possible, within 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected intercourse or a known or suspected contraceptive failure.

Common side effects of ulipristal include headache, stomach pain, nausea, and dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how ulipristal affects you.

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Uses of Ulipristal

Ulipristal is a prescription medication used to as emergency contraceptive to prevent pregnancy.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
 

Ulipristal Brand Names

Ulipristal may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Ulipristal Drug Class

Ulipristal is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Ulipristal

Serious side effects have been reported with ulipristal. See the “Drug Precautions” section.

Common side effects of ulipristal include the following:

  • headache
  • stomach pain
  • nausea
  • irregular period
  • fatigue
  • dizziness

This is not a complete list of ulipristal side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.