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How should I take Europe’s most effective morning after pill?

How to take ellaOne®

ellaOne® is easy to take – it is one single tablet.

You can take ellaOne® with some water as soon as possible and no later than 120 hours (5 days) after you have had unprotected sex.

It’s fine to take it before, during or after a meal.

 

What to tell your pharmacist before taking ellaOne®

What to tell your pharmacist

Below is a list of medicines and health conditions you should tell your pharmacist about when discussing ellaOne®:

  • Liver disease. ellaOne® is not recommended for women with severe liver disease
  • Taking oral glucocorticoids for severe asthma
  • Certain medicines used to treat epilepsy (phenytoin, fosphenytoine, phenobarbital, primidone, carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine)
  • Certain medicines used to treat HIV infection (ritonavir, efavirenz, nevirapine)
  • Certain medicines used to treat bacterial infections (for example rifampicin, rifabutin)
  • Herbal remedies containing St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) used for depression or anxiety
  • ellaOne® should not be used together with emergency contraceptives containing levonorgestrel

Is Europe’s most effective morning after pill right for you?

Is ellaOne® suitable for me?

ellaOne® is Europe’s most effective morning after pill but it may not be suitable for everyone.

Do not use ellaOne® if:

  •  You are allergic to ulipristal acetate or any of the other ingredients in ellaOne®. (Ingredients are listed in the pack leaflet – ask a pharmacist if you are unsure), you will need to let your pharmacist or doctor know so they can provide alternative emergency contraception.

ellaOne® is not an abortion pill and other answers

Regular contraception vs ellaOne®– the difference

ellaOne® is Europe’s most effective morning after pill.

It is:

NOT a regular contraceptive method

You should not use ellaOne® as a regular method of contraception. The emergency contraceptive pill is a backup method for preventing pregnancy and should only be used occasionally.

NOT a contraceptive for future intercourse

If you have unprotected sex again after taking ellaOne®, it will not stop you from becoming pregnant .  You should use a barrier method, such as condoms, every time you have sex until your next period. If you are currently taking the contraceptive pill, continue to use it as usual, starting the day after taking ellaOne®. Be sure to also use condoms every time you have sex until your next period.

NOT used to cause abortion

ellaOne® works by delaying egg release. If you are pregnant it is too late for emergency contraception because it works to prevent the start of a pregnancy. So, you should not take ellaOne® if you are already pregnant.

ellaOne® does not affect your fertility

If you want to have sex after using ellaOne®, use a barrier method of contraception until your next period. This is because your fertility can come back very quickly.

 

How the morning after pill ellaOne® stops you getting pregnant

How does ellaOne® work?

ellaOne® is Europe’s most effective morning after pill. It works by delaying the release of an egg from the ovary. Here’s how:

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ellaOne® – what does the most effective morning after pill do?

What is ellaOne®?

 

  • ellaOne® is a morning after pill that can prevent a pregnancy after unprotected sex, or if your contraceptive method has failed
  • ellaOne® is the most effective morning after pill in Europe
  • ellaOne® is effective when it matters most because it can prevent a pregnancy even when you are about to ovulate – which is when your risk of getting pregnant is greatest
  • ellaOne® works by delaying ovulation (egg release). By the time an egg is released the sperm inside you are no longer capable of making you pregnant.
  • Each tablet of ellaOne® contains 30 mg ulipristal acetate
  • ellaOne® is easy to take – it is a single tablet to be taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex
  • ellaOne® should be taken as soon as possible, but no later than five days (120 hours) after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure
  • ellaOne® is suitable for women of reproductive age
  • ellaOne® can be taken any time during your cycle