/ellaOne 30mg (ulipristal acetate)

ellaOne 30mg (ulipristal acetate)

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