• ellaOne 30mg ulipristal acetate ellaOne specifically developed for emergency contraception
    • ellaOne is the most effective emergency contraceptive pill in preventing unintended pregnancy when used in the first 72 hours after unprotected sex.
    • ellaOne is an emergency contraception pill which contains 30mg ulipristal acetate, which was specifically developed for EC.
    • Ulipristal acetate is an orally-active selective progesterone receptor modulator (SPRM).
    • Having undergone a centralised European Union (EU) authorization process, it first became available as a prescription medicine in the EU in 2009.
    • Since then it has been made available in over 50 countries as a prescription medicine and now for pharmacy supply, without prescription across the EU.
    • ellaOne works by inhibiting or delaying ovulation
    What is ellaOne?
    • ellaOne is an emergency contraceptive pill intended to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse or contraceptive failure
    • ellaOne should be taken as soon as possible, but no later than 120 hours (5 days) after UPSI or contraceptive failure
    • ellaOne is for women of reproductive age who want to avoid unintended pregnancy
    How to use ellaOne?
    • The treatment consists of one tablet to be taken orally as soon as possible after UPSI or contraceptive failure
    • The tablet can be taken with or without food
    • If vomiting occurs within 3 hours of ellaOne intake, another tablet should be taken
    • ellaOne can be taken at any time during the menstrual cycle
    • ellaOne does not offer protection from pregnancy for subsequent acts of unprotected sex. Women should be advised to use a reliable barrier method until their next menstrual period.
    What ellaOne is not:
    • ellaOne is not a regular contraceptive, it is for occasional use only
    • ellaOne does not cause an abortion. It does not interrupt an existing pregnancy
    • ellaOne does not protect from sexually transmitted infections