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EllaOne

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EllaOne 30mg

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£35.90
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Wednesday, 30 September

Morning-after pill EllaOne

EllaOne is a morning after pill used for emergency contraception after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. It uses ulipristal acetate as an active ingredient to prevent pregnancy. The pill (which is taken orally as a one-time 30 mg tablet) may be effective for up to five days after you had sex. 

How DoktorABC can help

Start a consultation for emergency contraception and fill in a simple health questionnaire. Then choose your preferred medication from the list of recommended treatment options or keep the default recommended treatment. Our doctor will review your information and if suitable issue your prescription online. Our pharmacy will then send you your medication with free next day delivery.

Please note: Decisions about treatment are for both the prescriber and the person to jointly consider during the consultation. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber’s.

Product information

What is ellaOne?

ellaOne (active ingredient 30mg ulipristal acetate) is a morning after pill that is used as emergency contraception. A single ellaOne tablet may protect you against unwanted pregnancy during a five day ‘window of protection’ after you had unprotected sex or experienced contraceptive failure. ellaOne is believed to offer a high level of protection right through the five-day window period, and does not decline in effectiveness. Used correctly, ellaOne may prevent pregnancy up to 98% of the time. 

Important

ellaOne is not an ‘abortion pill’. It works to prevent pregnancy from occurring, but cannot terminate a pregnancy. 

What is the active ingredient of ellaOne?

The active ingredient of ellaOne is a 30mg dose of ulipristal acetate. This is a selective progesterone receptor modulator (SPRM) that temporarily interferes with your body’s natural progesterone hormone, stopping ovulation and preventing pregnancy. Ulipristal acetate has been used in contraception for over 10 years and is also sometimes prescribed as a treatment for uterine fibroids. 

How does ellaOne work?

ellaOne is taken orally (swallowed) as a single tablet, releasing 30mg of the active ingredient ulipristal acetate into your bloodstream. Ulipristal acetate belongs to the selective progesterone receptor modulator (SPRM) type of hormones. It disrupts your body’s natural progesterone hormone, preventing ovulation and protecting you against pregnancy.

ellaOne is believed to offer a consistently high level of protection (up to 98% if used correctly) for five days after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. It is only necessary to take a single tablet during the five day ‘window of protection’. Taking additional pills will not help you to avoid pregnancy, but may expose you to unwelcome side effects. 

Who can take ellaOne?

Our online GPs will usually consider prescribing ellaOne to healthy adult women, but there are some health restrictions that may mean that you can’t use this brand of morning after pill. If this is the case, you may be recommended Levonelle or a different method instead. It is important to be open about any medical problems when you fill in the short online health questionnaire.

If any of the following apply, you may be unable to use ellaOne:

  • You have severe uncontrolled asthma.
  • You suffer from hereditary diseases with lactose metabolism.
  • You are allergic to any ingredients of ellaOne.
  • You are taking a  liver enzyme inducing medication. 
  • Any history of ectopic pregnancies.

What doses of ellaOne are available?

ellaOne is a morning after pill or emergency contraceptive pill and is prescribed as a one-time treatment. If you have had unprotected sex or experienced contraceptive failure and want to avoid pregnancy, take a single 30mg tablet. ellaOne should be taken no later than five days after unprotected sex or failed contraception.

Dosage: 1x tablet containing 30mg of the selective progesterone receptor modulator (SPRM) ulipristal acetate.

Window of protection: Up to 120 hours (five days) after unprotected sex has occured. If used correctly, ellaOne may provide up to 98% protection against pregnancy.

Important

You should only take one ellaOne tablet during the five-day window of protection. Taking extra tablets will not help you to avoid pregnancy, and may increase your chances of suffering unwelcome side effects. 

How do I take ellaOne?

Swallow a single ellaOne tablet with a glass of water, no later than 120 hours (five days) after having unprotected sex. Do not take any additional ellaOne tablets or any other form of hormonal contraceptive unless instructed to do so by our online GP.

If you suffer from vomiting or diarrhoea within 3 hours of taking ellaOne, you should seek immediate medical advice as you may need to take another pill. 

Can I take ellaOne and drink alcohol?

Our GPs generally do not recommend drinking alcohol while using any prescription medicine, but drinking alcohol is not known to reduce the effectiveness of ellaOne or produce any adverse side effects. 

What are the side effects of ellaOne?

Important 

Your ellaOne tablets will come with a patient leaflet giving detailed information about the medication, its ingredients, possible side effects, and contraindications. Please read this leaflet carefully before you take any tablets. Keep the leaflet with the medication for future reference. 

If you use ellaOne tablets exactly as directed by our online GP, you are unlikely to experience any significant unwelcome side effects. A small minority of patients may experience some minor side effects. Because ellaOne is a one-time single dosage pill, any unwelcome side effects are likely to be of limited duration. 

Common side effects (may affect up to 10% of users):

  • Nausea, stomach pain or discomfort, vomiting.
  • Painful periods, pelvic pain, breast tenderness.
  • Headache, dizziness, mood swings.
  • Muscle pain, back pain, tiredness.

Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1% of users):

  • Diarrhoea, heartburn, wind, dry mouth.
  • Unusual or irregular vaginal bleeding, heavy/prolonged periods, premenstrual syndrome, vaginal irritation or discharge, lesser or greater sex drive.
  • Hot flushes.
  • Appetite changes, emotional disorders, anxiety, agitation, trouble sleeping, sleepiness, migraine visual disturbances.
  • Influenza.
  • Acne, skin lesions, itching.
  • Fever, chills, malaise.

If you experience serious discomfort we recommend that you go straight to your nearest casualty department. In an emergency dial 999.

When should I not take ellaOne?

When you complete the short online health questionnaire it is important to be frank about any medical problems that you suffer from, and any medications that you are using. If you cannot be prescribed ellaOne, our duty GP may recommend Levonelle or another alternative form of emergency contraception. If any of the following apply, we may be unable to offer you a prescription for ellaOne:

Medical Conditions

  • You are already pregnant or think that you might be pregnant.
  • You have severe uncontrolled asthma.
  • You suffer from hereditary diseases with lactose metabolism.
  • You are allergic to any ingredients of ellaOne.
  • You are taking a liver enzyme inducing medication. 
  • Any history of ectopic pregnancies.

Medications and Treatments

  • Medicines used to treat epilepsy (for example, primidone, phenobarbital, phenytoinfosphenytoine, carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine and barbiturates).
  • Medicines used to treat tuberculosis (for example, rifampicin, rifabutin).
  • Treatments for HIV (ritonavir, efavirenz, nevirapine).
  • Medicine used to treat fungal infections (griseofulvin).
  • Herbal remedies containing St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum).

Leaflet info
The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from the PDF-version from this website because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged or the medicine is from another brand.

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