Ellaone Emergency Contraception Tablet is the perfect contraceptive to keep you safe from unwanted pregnancy after unprotected sex or if your birth control method has failed. It’s a one-pill emergency contraception that is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy, and it can be taken up to five days after unprotected sex. With ellaOne, you can rest easy knowing that you’re doing everything possible to prevent an unplanned pregnancy.
EllaOne is a drug that blocks the action of progesterone, which helps stop ovulation. As such it can be used as emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy in some cases where contraceptive methods have failed. However you should know this medicine has no effect on pregnancies already underway and will not interrupt an existing one if taken before conception occurs- so use caution when taking Ella One!
Use Ella One as soon as possible, and no later than 5 days for this tablet to take effect. This product contains ulipristal acetate which acts by modifying the activity of natural hormone progesterone necessary for ovulation – it will postpone that from happening but needs be taken straight away in order have its intended effect!
There is a possibility that you may be pregnant if your menstrual period has been late or when symptoms of pregnancy (heavy breasts, morning sickness) are present. You should consult with an doctor before taking Ella One if these situations apply to you as well– especially since unprotected sex can lead to maternity despite using birth control methods
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, suspect you are pregnant or breast-feeding
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The price of Ellaone Emergency Contraception is £20.50
You can buy Ellaone Emergency Contraception at Dock Pharmacy Essex UK, UK Online Pharmacy.
This medicine is available to buy over the counter. You do not need a prescription to buy Ellaone Emergency Contraception but you might be asked some questions about your medical health when you add it to your basket.
If you become pregnant despite taking ellaOne, you are encouraged to ask your doctor to register your pregnancy in an official registry. You can also report this information on your own at hra-pregnancy-registry.
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your pharmacist, doctor or other healthcare professional has told you. Check with your pharmacist or doctor if you are not sure.
How to take the ellaOne tablet
– Take one tablet by mouth as soon as possible and no later than 5 days (120 hours) after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. Take the tablet without delay.
– You can take the tablet at any time in your cycle.
– You can take the tablet at any time of the day either before, during or after a meal.
– If you are using one of the medicines that may prevent ellaOne from working properly (see section 2 “What you need to know before you take ellaOne”) or if you have used one of these
medicines in the past 4 weeks, ellaOne may work less effectively for you. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using ellaOne. Your doctor may prescribe another type of (non-hormonal)
emergency contraceptive, i.e. a Cu-IUD.
If you vomit after taking ellaOne
If you vomit (be sick, throw up) within 3 hours of taking the tablet, take another tablet as soon as possible.
If you have sex again after taking ellaOne
If you have unprotected sex after taking the tablet, it will not stop you from becoming pregnant. After you take the tablet and until your next period comes, you should use condoms every time you have sex.
If your next period is late after taking ellaOne
After taking the tablet, it is normal for your next period to be a few days late.
However, if your period is more than 7 days late; if it is unusually light or unusually heavy; or if you experience symptoms such as abdominal (stomach) pain, breast tenderness, vomiting or nausea, you may be pregnant. You should do a pregnancy test right away. If you are pregnant, it is important that you see your doctor. (See section “Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility”)
If you take more ellaOne than you should
There have been no reports of harmful effects from taking a higher dose than recommended of this medicine However do ask your pharmacist, doctor or other healthcare professional for advice.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your pharmacist, doctor or other healthcare professional.
What you need to know before you take ellaOne
Do not take ellaOne
– if you are allergic to ulipristal acetate or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in
Warning and precautions
Talk to your pharmacist, doctor or other healthcare professional before taking this medicine
– if your period is late or you have symptoms of pregnancy (heavy breasts, morning sickness), as
you may already be pregnant (see section “Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility”);
– if you suffer from severe asthma;
– if you suffer from severe liver disease.
In all women, emergency contraception should be taken as soon as possible after unprotected
intercourse. There is some evidence that this medicine may be less effective with increasing body
weight or body mass index (BMI), but these data were limited and inconclusive. Therefore, ellaOne is
still recommended for all women regardless of their weight or BMI.
You are advised to speak to a healthcare professional if you are concerned about any problems related
to taking emergency contraception.
If you become pregnant despite taking the tablet, it is important that you see your doctor. See section
“Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility” for more information.
Other contraceptives and ellaOne
This medicine may make regular hormonal contraceptives, like pills and patches, temporarily less
effective. If you are currently taking hormonal contraception, continue to use it as usual after taking
this medicine, but be sure to use condoms every time you have sex until your next period.
Do not take this medicine together with another emergency contraceptive pill that contains
levonorgestrel. By taking them both together, you might make this medicine less effective.
Other medicines and ellaOne
Tell your pharmacist, doctor or other healthcare professional if you are taking or have recently taken
any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription or herbal medicines.
Some medicines may prevent ellaOne from working effectively. If you have used any of the medicines
listed below during the last 4 weeks, ellaOne may be less suitable for you. Your doctor may prescribe
another type of (non-hormonal) emergency contraceptive, i.e. a copper intrauterine device (Cu-IUD):
– medicines used to treat epilepsy (for example, primidone, phenobarbital, phenytoin,
fosphenytoine, carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine and barbiturates)
– medicines used to treat tuberculosis (for example, rifampicin, rifabutin)
– a treatment for HIV (ritonavir, efavirenz, nevirapine)
– a medicine used to treat fungal infections (griseofulvin)
– herbal remedies containing St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum).
Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using ellaOne when you use (or have recently used) any of
the medicines stated above.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
Before taking this medicine, if your period is late, tell your pharmacist, doctor or other healthcare
professional, or do a pregnancy test in order to make sure you are not already pregnant (see section
“Warning and precautions”).
This medicine is a contraceptive used to prevent a pregnancy from starting. If you are already pregnant
it will not interrupt an existing pregnancy.
If you become pregnant despite taking this medicine, there is no evidence that it will affect your
pregnancy. However, it is important that you see your doctor. As for any pregnancy, your doctor may
want to check that the pregnancy is not outside the womb. This is especially important if you have
severe abdominal (stomach) pain or bleeding or if you have previously had a pregnancy outside the
womb, tubal surgery or long term (chronic) genital infection.
If you become pregnant despite taking ellaOne, you are encouraged to ask your doctor to register your
pregnancy in an official registry. You can also report this information on your own at
www.hra-pregnancy-registry.com.Your information will remain anonymous – nobody will know it is
information about you. Sharing your information may help women in the future understand the safety
or risks of ellaOne during a pregnancy.
If you take this medicine while you are breast-feeding a baby, do not breast-feed for one week after
taking this medicine. During this time, it is recommended to use a breast pump in order to maintain
milk production, but throw away your breast milk. The effect of breast-feeding your baby in the week
after taking this medicine is not known.
This medicine will not affect your future fertility. If you have unprotected sex after taking the tablet, it
will not stop you from becoming pregnant. Therefore it is important you use condoms until your next
If you wish to start or continue with a regular method of contraception after using this medicine, you
can do so but you should also use condoms until your next period.
Driving and using machines
After taking this medicine, some women experience dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision and/or loss
of concentration (see section 4). If you experience these symptoms, do not drive or use machines
ellaOne contains lactose
If you have been told by your doctor or other healthcare professional that you have an intolerance to
some sugars, tell your pharmacist before taking this medicine.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Some symptoms such as breast tenderness and abdominal (stomach) pain, throwing up (vomiting),
feeling sick (nausea) are also possible signs of pregnancy. If you miss your period and experience such
symptoms after taking ellaOne, you should do a pregnancy test (see section 2 “Pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility”).
Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
– nausea, abdominal (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 in 100 people)
– 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
– acne, skin lesions, itching
– fever, chills, malaise
Rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
– genital pain or itching, pain during sex, rupture of an ovarian cyst, unusually light period
– loss of concentration, vertigo, shaking, disorientation, fainting
– unusual sensation in eye, red eye, sensitivity to light
– dry throat, disturbance in taste
– hives (itchy rash), feeling thirsty
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your pharmacist, doctor or other healthcare professional. This
includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via:
Yellow Card Scheme
Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or
Apple App Store
What ellaOne contains
– The active substance is ulipristal acetate. Each tablet contains 30 milligrams of ulipristal acetate.
– The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, povidone, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is on the carton and on the blister after EXP. The
expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Store below 25°C. Store in the original package in order to protect from moisture. Keep the blister in
the outer carton in order to protect from light.
Do not throw away any medicines via waste water. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment.
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