This emergency contraceptive pills works for longer than the standard morning after pill (Levonelle), which is known to protect against pregnancy for up to three days (72 hours) after unprotected sex. This medication on the other hand, can be effective for up to 120 hours (five days) after unprotected sex. Clinical studies have also shown it to be more effective than Levonelle, as fewer women became pregnant during the first 72 hours after unprotected sex when taking ellaOne.
This emergency contraception alters the regular activity of the natural hormone progesterone to stop your ovaries from releasing an egg, consequently preventing conception from taking place. The active ingredient, ulipristal acetate therefore delays the release of the egg from the ovary.
Apart from its effect on ovulation, it also alters the womb environment, preventing the womb lining from being able to receive an egg. Sperm can live for up to three days once inside the female body, which is why this pill also works to alter cervical mucous, blocking sperm from entering the womb.
Women aged 18 years and above who have had unprotected sex can request a prescription for this treatment. It's also suitable to use if your normal contraceptive has failed, but it will not work if you are already pregnant. As this treatment is for emergencies only, it should never be used regularly.
If you are breastfeeding, you must wait 36 hours after taking ellaOne ulipristal before breastfeeding again.Please note that this treatment has been known to be less effective in patients who use certain medications for epilepsy, HIV and bacterial infections, as well as some herbal remedies that contain St John’s Wort.
This emergency contraception tablet should be taken no later than five days (120 hours) after unprotected sex. It can be used at any point during the menstrual cycle, and taken with or without food. If you vomit within three hours of taking the pill, you should alert your doctor as soon as possible as you may be required to take another tablet.
ellaOne ulipristal can only be used once every menstrual cycle. If you are taking the pill, continue taking it after using ellaOne but use a condom until your next period to ensure complete protection.
Some women who are prescribed ellaOne ulipristal have experienced effects after taking the tablet, but this doesn't mean that they will affect all women who use it. Side effects that were most commonly reported included nausea and headaches. Dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision and low concentration levels are some of the less common side effects of this form of emergency contraception.
Onlineclinic offers ellaOne ulipristal acetate for women to buy as a precautionary measure, so that they can be prepared in case of a contraceptive accident. When you buy the treatment online, you will need to answer a few medical questions in our online consultation. The consultation will be assessed by one our doctors, who will issue you a prescription if you are suitable for ellaOne. Once approved by our doctor, ellaOne ulipristal will be dispatched from our pharmacy via overnight delivery.
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