Ellaone Emergency Contraception 1 x 30mg Tablet  0153076
Best Seller
Ellaone Emergency Contraception
Ellaone Emergency Contraception
Ellaone Emergency Contraception

Ellaone Emergency Contraception Ellaone Emergency Contraception

1 x 30mg Tablet  0153076
£21.99
In Stock
- +
Nicola Howson ACT
  • Checked for accuracy by: Nicola Howson ACT
  • Date checked: 02/02/2023
Pharmacy Line

Pharmacy Medicine

This is a Pharmacy Medicine, therefore you'll need to answer a few short questions so our pharmacy team can ensure this product is right for you.

Please note images are for illustration purposes and may differ from the product(s) you receive

Product details

We only offer the morning after pill for future use - this consultation is only suitable if you don't need the morning after pill right now but wish to order it in case you need it in the future. If you require the morning-after pill immediately, please visit a pharmacy in person, contact a local sexual health clinic, NHS walk-in centre, or your GP.

ellaOne is a contraceptive intended to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if your contraceptive method has failed. For example:

  • if you had sex without protection;
  • if your or your partnerís condom tore, slipped or came off, or if you forgot to use one;
  • if you did not take your contraceptive pill as recommended.

You should take the tablet as soon as possible after sex, and within a maximum of 5 days (120 hours). This is because it is more effective if you take it as soon as possible after unprotected sex.

This medicine is suitable for any woman of childbearing age, including adolescents.

You can take the tablet at any time in the menstrual cycle.

ellaOne does not work if you are already pregnant

If your menstrual period is late, there is a possibility that you may be pregnant. When your period is late or when you have symptoms of pregnancy (heavy breasts, morning sickness) you should consult a doctor or other healthcare professional before taking the tablet.

If you have unprotected sex after taking the tablet, it will not stop you from becoming pregnant. Unprotected sex at any time during your cycle can lead to pregnancy.

ellaOne is not to be used for regular contraception

If you do not have a regular method of contraception, talk to your doctor or healthcare professional to choose one that is suitable for you.

How ellaOne works

ellaOne contains the substance ulipristal acetate which acts by modifying the activity of the natural hormone progesterone which is necessary for ovulation to occur. As a result, this medicine works by postponing ovulation. Emergency contraception is not effective in every case. Of 100 women who take this medicine approximately 2 will become pregnant.

This medicine is a contraceptive used to prevent a pregnancy from starting. If you are already pregnant, it will not interrupt an existing pregnancy.

Emergency contraception does not protect against sexually transmitted infections

Only condoms can protect you from sexually transmitted infections. This medicine will not protect you against HIV infection or any other sexually transmitted diseases (e.g. chlamydia, genital herpes, genital warts, gonorrhoea, hepatitis B and syphilis). Ask a healthcare professional for advice if you are worried about this.

What ellaOne looks like and contents of the pack

ellaOne is a white to marble creamy, round curved tablet of 9 mm diameter engraved with 'ella' on both sides.

Warnings / Side effects Expand

Do not take ellaOne

  • if you are allergic to ulipristal acetate or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in the ingredients tab).

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 warnings 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 warnings 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

Pregnancy

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.

Breast-feeding

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.

For more information, please click here


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 warnings section '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 visual disturbances
  • influenza
  • 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.

By reporting side effects you can provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

Usage / Instructions Expand

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 warnings section) 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 warnings sections '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.

How to store ellaOne

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 25įC. 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.

Ingredients Expand

The active substance is ulipristal acetate. Each tablet contains 30 milligrams of ulipristal acetate. The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, povidone, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate.

Delivery & Returns Expand

Royal Mail Tracked 48hr Delivery

  • £3.49 for Tracked 48hr service, delivered within 2-3 working days from despatch of order.
  • Free delivery for orders over £35
  • Delivered Mon-Sat (excluding Sunday and Bank Holidays).
  • Order by 8pm Monday to Friday for same day despatch.
  • All orders can be tracked from despatched to delivery, tracking code will be emailed to you.
  • Certain items cannot be delivered through this service and therefore this service not be visible in the checkout. Additional terms and conditions apply, please see the delivery page.

EVRI UK Tracked 48hr Service

  • £3.49 for Standard service, delivered within 2 working days from despatch of order.
  • Free standard delivery for orders over £35
  • Delivered Mon-Fri (excluding weekend and bank holidays).
  • Order by 8pm Monday to Friday for same day despatch. Terms and conditions apply, see below.
  • Additional terms and conditions apply, please see below.

94% of orders are despatched within 2 days (data taken from July 2022 to October 2022)

Royal Mail Tracked 24hr Delivery

  • £5.09 for the Tracked 24hr service.
  • Mon-Thur orders placed before 8pm will be delivered 1-2 days from despatch (90% of orders delivered next day).
  • Friday orders placed before 8pm will be delivered from Saturday.
  • Weekend orders will be delivered from Tuesday.
  • Delivered Mon-Sat (excluding Sunday and Bank Holidays).
  • Order by 8pm Monday to Friday for same day despatch. Terms and conditions apply, see below
  • Pharmacy approved items will be despatched once approved and delivered the next working day.
  • All orders can be tracked from despatched to delivery, tracking code will be emailed to you.
  • Certain items cannot be delivered through this service and therefore this service not be visible in the checkout. Additional terms and conditions apply, please see below.

EVRI UK Tracked 24hr service

  • £5.49 for UK Next Working Day Delivery.
  • Mon-Fri orders placed before 8pm will be delivered the next day.
  • Friday orders placed after 8pm will be delivered on Tuesday.
  • Weekend orders will be delivered on Tuesday.
  • Delivered Mon-Fri (excluding bank holidays).
  • Order by 8pm Monday to Friday for same day despatch. Terms and conditions apply, see below.
  • Pharmacy approved items will be despatched once approved and delivered the next day.
  • All orders can be tracked from despatched to delivery, tracking code will be emailed to you.
  • Additional terms and conditions apply, please see below.

EVRI Click & Collect tracked 48hr service

  • £3 for Standard service, delivered within 2 working days from despatch of order.
  • Free standard delivery for orders over £35
  • Delivered Mon-Fri (excluding weekend and bank holidays).
  • Order by 8pm Monday to Friday for same day despatch. Terms and conditions apply, see below.
  • Additional terms and conditions apply, please see below.

EVRI UK Click & Collect tracked 24hr service

  • £3.49 for UK Next Working Day Delivery.
  • Mon-Fri orders placed before 8pm will be delivered the next day.
  • Friday orders placed after 8pm will be delivered on Tuesday.
  • Weekend orders will be delivered on Tuesday.
  • Delivered Mon-Fri (excluding bank holidays).
  • Order by 8pm Monday to Friday for same day despatch. Terms and conditions apply, see below.
  • Pharmacy approved items will be despatched once approved and delivered the next day.
  • All orders can be tracked from despatched to delivery, tracking code will be emailed to you.
  • Additional terms and conditions apply, please see below.

UK Express Delivery

  • Free Express Delivery when you spend £100
  • Mon-Wed orders placed before 8pm will be delivered in 2 working days
  • Thursday orders placed before 8pm will be delivered on Monday
  • Friday orders placed before 8pm will be delivered on Tuesday
  • Weekend orders will be delivered on Tuesday
  • Delivered Mon-Fri (excluding bank holidays)
  • Order by 8pm Monday to Friday for same day despatch. Terms and conditions apply, see below.
  • Once approved P-line items will be delivered the next working day
  • Additional terms and conditions apply, please see below
  • Select Next working day delivery in the checkout for Express Delivery

Additional terms and conditions apply, to view our full delivery terms and conditions click here

Returns

If you're not completely satisfied with your order, you can return it to us within 28 days

Find out more about our returns policy click here

Ratings & reviews

5
(1)
Review Stars
1
0
0
0
0

Your rating and review

Customer reviews

5.00

Was this helpful? Yes(0)   No(0)
£21.99

Why Shop with ChemistDirect.co.uk

Subscribe & Save

Subscribe & Save

Save up to 15% off or the lowest price guaranteed on 1000s of products.

Price promise

Price promise

We'll match the price if you find it cheaper at leading competitors.

Cheaper than the high street

Cheaper than the high street

We regularly check our prices against leading competitors to make sure you always get the best value.

Stock up & Save

Stock up & Save

Buy in bulk and save on everyday essentials.

Sign up to our newsletter and get the latest deals, exclusive offers, health advice from our online doctor and much more.

* Terms and conditions apply