The Morning After Pill: What it's Like?

If you’ve ever found yourself panicking after unprotected sex or after discovering your contraception has failed, you’re not alone. Thankfully, there are many options today for women in situations like these. One of the most common ways to prevent pregnancy is through the emergency contraceptive pill, often referred to as the “morning after pill.”

What is the Morning After Pill?
The Morning After Pill is an emergency birth control used to prevent pregnancy in women who have had unprotected sex or have had their contraceptives fail. It is not intended to be a main form of birth control, but as a backup when pregnancy may occur and is not wanted. For example, when a condom has broken or you have realised you missed a dose of your birth control pill. The morning after pill will not protect you against STI’s.

ellaOne is an emergency contraceptive with a substance called ulipristal acetate that interrupts the ovulation process and prevents pregnancy from occurring. For the medication to have maximum effect, it is recommended to take it as soon as possible. When taken within the first 24 hours, it is 99.1% effective. This falls slightly to 97.9% between 24-72 hours. If you are already pregnant, this will not cause an abortion or interrupt an existing pregnancy.

Levonorgestrel Tablets are also an emergency contraceptive. It contains a synthetic hormone that can prevent pregnancy by preventing the ovaries from releasing an egg, preventing sperm from fertilising any released eggs, or by preventing a fertilised egg from attaching to the uterine wall. It is recommended to take Levonorgestrel within 12 hours and is most effective within the first 24 hours. In the first 24 hours it is 95% effective, 85% within 48 hours, and 58% within 72 hours.

Some women may experience side effects after taking emergency contraception. 

Commonly reported side effects are:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Stomach or pelvic pain
  • Painful periods or breast tenderness
  • Headache or dizziness
  • Mood fluctuations
  • Minor aches and pains

If you need to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or after a contraception mishap, you can buy ellaOne tablets and Levonorgestrel tablets online in the UK without a prescription through Pharmacy Planet.