EllaOne is a contraceptive that contains a substance called ulipristal acetate. It is intended to prevent pregnancy after sexual intercourse, ...
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Use of ellaOne

  • Effective form of morning after pill
  • Can work up to 5 days after unprotected sex
  • Single dose
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About ellaOne tablets

ellaOne is an over-the-counter medication, meaning that you can easily buy it online without the need for a prescription. Always follow the medical advice and read the patient information leaflet provided in the medication packet.

Take one tablet orally as soon as possible and no later than 5 days (120 hours) after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. This can be taken at any point during your menstrual cycle and at any time of day.

ellaOne is not intended to be used as a form of regular contraception, but a solution for times when other methods have failed. If you have unprotected sex after taking the tablet, it will not stop you from becoming pregnant, and you should look into other contraception methods.

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What is Ellaone?

The ellaOne tablet is an emergency oral contraceptive pill. After having unprotected sex, or the failure of your usual contraceptive method, a single pill prevents the risk of an unplanned pregnancy. ellaOne should be taken as soon as possible. It is most effective if taken within the first 24 hours and should not be taken later than 5 days (120 hours) after having unprotected intercourse or failure of the regularly used contraceptive used.

If you are lactose intolerant, you should be aware that each ellaOne pill contains 237 mg of lactose (as monohydrate); Talk to your pharmacist or doctor to see if it presents risks to you. ellaOne is for occasional use only and is not a substitute for regular contraception. If ovulation has already occurred, ellaOne will not be able to function. The sooner it is taken, the greater the chances of reducing the risk of pregnancy.

How does it work?

After having unprotected intercourse, the sperm travels through the fallopian tubes, where they await the release of the egg. Since the sperm has a maximum life of five days, ellaOne prevents or delays ovulation so that the sperm does not meet the egg. Taking ellaOne as soon as possible is advised as it is most effective in the first 24 hours after having unprotected sex or if your regular contraceptive method has failed.

The ellaOne pill delays ovulation, preventing pregnancy in approximately 99.1% of cases * in the first 24 hours and cash in 97.9% of cases * of cases after 72 hours.

Keep in mind that it does not cause an abortion, it works by delaying ovulation. It does not interrupt an existing pregnancy.

 

What are the benefits of taking it?

EllaOne is a morning-after pill Superdrug. It contains a substance called ulipristal acetate. Although the way this ingredient works is not exactly known, what is known about this treatment is that it interacts with progesterone in the body to help reduce the chances of pregnancy.

How do I use it and its dosage?

These are very specific and must be followed carefully to ensure that the medicine works effectively. Please keep in mind that this pill may not prevent pregnancy, even if applied correctly.

You take a single tablet orally. This should be taken as soon as possible, after having had unprotected sex, but never after the next five days. Check with your doctor as soon as possible if you are pregnant after taking the treatment.

Treatment consists of administering one tablet orally as soon as possible, but as maximum of 120 hours (5 days) after having unprotected sex.

EllaOne can be taken at any time during the menstrual cycle. If vomiting occurs within three hours of administration of ellaOne, another contraceptive pill should be taken.

Side effects & precautions

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although it does not all people suffer from them. Some symptoms, such as breast tenderness (breast pain) and abdominal (stomach) pain, vomiting (throwing up), and nausea (dizziness) are also possible signs of pregnancy.

Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 patients):

  • Nausea, abdominal (stomach) pain or discomfort, vomiting
  • Painful periods, pelvic pain, breast tenderness
  • Headache, dizziness, changes in mood
  • Muscle aches, back pain, tiredness

Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 patients):

  • Diarrhea, heartburn, flatulence, dry mouth
  • Irregular or different than usual vaginal bleeding, heavy / prolonged periods, syndrome
  • Premenstrual, vaginal discharge or irritation, decreased or increased sexual desire
  • Hot flushes
  • Changes in appetite, emotional disorders, anxiety, agitation, trouble sleeping
  • Drowsiness, migraines, visual disorders
  • Flu
  • Acne, skin lesions, itching
  • Fever, chills, malaise

Rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 patients):

  • Genital pain or itching, pain during sex, rupture of an ovular cyst
  • Loss of concentration, vertigo, tremors, disorientation, fainting
  • Strange feeling in the eyes, red eyes, sensitivity to light
  • Dry throat, taste disorders
  • Hives (itchy rash), feeling thirsty

Buying Ellaone online.

You can buy Ellaone online through one of the UK’s leading online pharmacies, Pharmacy Planet. It's easy and convenient. You will need to fill out a short assessment and the item will be delivered directly to your door. If you want to buy this morning after pill online, use Pharmacy Planet, a UK pharmacy you can trust.
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