What if I vomit or have diarrhoea whilst taking the pill?

If you continue to be sick, keep using another form of contraception while you're ill and for 7 days after recovering.

Very severe diarrhoea (six to eight watery stools in 24 hours) may also mean that the pill doesn't work properly. Keep taking your pill as normal, but use additional contraception, such as condoms, while you have diarrhoea and for 7 days after recovering.

Seek advice from our clinicians by replying to a text from us or emailing info@fettle.health or contact your GP or NHS 111 if your sickness or diarrhoea continues.

Helen Burkitt, Senior Sexual Health Nurse at SH:24
Written by Helen Burkitt. Senior Sexual Health and Contraception Nurse

Last updated at: 04 April 2022