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The ‘morning after’ pill is a form of emergency contraception. It can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex, or sex in which the primary method of birth control has failed.

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    What is the morning after pill?

    The morning after pill is a form of emergency contraception. Emergency contraception is birth control which should be used if your regular method of barrier protection hasn’t worked. This could be for a number of different reasons. For instance, you might have used a condom and notice it has ripped, or you might not have used any form of protection at all.

    It can also be used if you regularly take the contraceptive pill, but have forgotten or missed a dose and then had unprotected sex afterwards.

    How does the morning after pill work?

    The morning after pill works by stopping ovulation from happening, but only when you take it after having unprotected sex if your regular means of contraception hasn’t worked. It’s also suitable as a means of emergency contraception if you regularly take the contraceptive pill and have missed a dose and had unprotected sex on the same day.

    It works to block the release of an egg (or ovum) so that fertilisation by sperm can’t take place. It also stops the lining of the uterine wall from building up and makes cervical fluid thicker, so that sperm can’t get through and reach its desired target (the egg).

    How effective is the morning after pill?

    The morning after pill must be taken within a specific time frame for it to be effective. The sooner you can take it after you know you’ve had unprotected sex, the better.

    There are a few different types of emergency contraception and we’ll discuss the best option for you, based on your circumstances. For instance, the Levonelle pill and others containing Levonorgestrel can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex, whilst ellaOne and others containing Ulipristalacetat can be taken up to five days afterwards.

    There will always be a small chance you could still become pregnant, even if you’ve taken the morning after pill after unprotected sex, but the percentage risks are quite small. For ellaOne, it’s estimated that 1-2% of women who take it will become pregnant afterward, whilst for Levonelle the number is between 0.6% and 2.6%.

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    How to take the morning after pill

    Usually, you’ll take a morning after pill with a glass of water. As with most medications, each morning after pill has its own specific instructions on how it should be taken. The one you’ll take will be determined by your medical history, any health conditions you currently have and treatments you take for them.

    You can find all the information you’ll need to know on our product pages. Always make sure you follow the advice which is on the patient information leaflet in your tablet box and chat to your prescriber if you have any questions or need additional information on it.

    Sometimes, the morning after pill can make you feel a bit nauseous and tired. These side effects should pass quickly. It’s important to know that if you are sick within two hours of taking it, then it’s possible that the tablet won’t have absorbed it fully. If that happens, chat to our clinician about your symptoms as you may need a second dose.

    When do I need to take the morning after pill?

    You should take the morning after pill if you’ve had unprotected sex, or if you’ve had sex and your usual method of contraception (such as a condom) has failed and you don’t want to become pregnant.

    It should be taken within 72 hours, ideally, though ellaOne, among other pills containing ulipristal acetate, can be taken up to 120 hours after having unprotected sex, and it’s 98% effective.

    If you’re already pregnant then the morning after pill will not be effective, or suitable to take. In these circumstances, you should speak to your clinician or go to your local GUM clinic to seek help and get advice on what to do next.

    How long does it take the morning after pill to work?

    A morning after pill, if taken straight away and with the appropriate medical advice, should be effective in preventing pregnancy immediately.

    If you’re unwell after taking it, for instance, if you’re sick or have an upset stomach, it’s worth checking in with your prescriber to seek advice on what to do next as you might need to take a second dose if it hasn’t been fully absorbed.

    Do I need a pregnancy test after taking the morning after pill?

    If you’re still concerned you might be pregnant after taking the morning after pill, the best course of action is to wait until your next period is due and then take a pregnancy test.

    If you have an irregular menstrual cycle, then wait 21 days after having unprotected sex before taking a pregnancy test.

    It’s worth noting that sometimes the morning after pill can delay the onset of a period, too. Occasionally, stress and worry can make things feel worse, and you’re not alone in feeling that way. It’s a perfectly normal and understandable reaction to have. If you have any questions or queries, have a chat with our clinician and they’ll be able to help you.

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    Are all morning after pills the same?

    There are two different types of morning after pill that can be chosen. Each of these contains a different active ingredient.

    In ellaOne, the main active ingredient is Ulipristal Acetate. EllaOne can be taken up to 5 days after unprotected sex. Levonelle and Upostelle contain the active ingredient Levonorgestrel. These two morning after pills can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex.

    Which morning after pill is the best?

    Which morning after pill you’ll need depends on which is right for your needs. Whilst they can all be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex, only ellaOne can be taken up to five days afterward.

    The most important effect of the morning after pill is that it delays or even prevents ovulation. This makes it impossible for the sperm to fertilise the egg. If an egg has already been fertilised, the morning after pill can probably not prevent it from implanting itself in the wall of the uterus, so it may not be effective at preventing pregnancy.

    If you’re not sure which is the right morning after pill for you, have a chat with one of our clinicians about which one is best for you. They’ll need to know a bit about any health conditions you have and any current medications you’re taking. After that, they’ll be able to offer you a range of options and you can make the decision together.

    Do I need a prescription for the morning after pill?

    You don’t need a prescription for the morning after pill. The only circumstances in which you’d need one are if you’re under 16 years of age or if you’re not opting to take ellaOne as your chosen emergency contraception method.

    Our clinical team can answer any questions you have about taking the morning after pill. Just log in to your account and send them a message.

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    Is there a time limit on when I can take the morning after pill?

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    Generally, the sooner you take the morning after pill after unprotected sex, the better. All morning after pills have different time limits, with most being up to 72 hours. Only ellaOne has a longer limit of five days having had unprotected sex.

    If more than five days has passed since you had unprotected sex, then the morning after pill won’t work. In these circumstances, there are other options to consider, such as having an IUD (intrauterine device) fitted to stop ovulation.

    How much do morning after pills cost?

    Answer:
    In the United Kingdom it’s possible to get morning after pills from contraception clinics (your local GUM clinic, for instance) for free. You can also get them for free from your local brook centre and some NHS services offer them for free too.

    Morning after pills can be purchased online and from other pharmacies, and they typically cost anywhere between £25 and £35. Ensuring you chat to a clinician is important, to make sure you’re getting the right morning after pill for your needs. We’re always happy to chat to you to discuss any questions you might have.

    Does the morning after pill always work?

    Answer:
    There are no methods of contraception or emergency contraception that have a 100% efficacy rate in preventing pregnancy. The morning after pill has a very high efficacy percentage if you need to take it in an emergency.

    It’s always best to use contraception to protect yourself from pregnancy, but the morning after pill is an effective measure for very occasional use if your regular method hasn’t worked.

    Who can’t take the morning after pill?

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    If you chat to us about your health, we’ll be able to let you know if the morning after pill is a suitable and safe treatment for you. Let us know about any health conditions you already have and any medications you take as there are certain treatments that will interact with the active ingredient in it.

    The morning after pill isn’t suitable for everyone. If you know you’re allergic to any of the ingredients, you should let us know. If you have severe asthma, it won’t be suitable for you either. There are always other options to discuss and we can help you find the right one.

    How do I know if the morning after pill has worked?

    Answer:
    The only way to know whether the morning after pill has worked is to take a pregnancy test. This can be done when your next period is due, or 21 days after you’ve had unprotected sex. If you have irregular periods, or use hormonal contraceptives which prevent your periods, you should take a pregnancy test three weeks after taking the morning after pill.

    Why should I buy a morning after pill online with Treated?

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    You can trust us to look after you and offer a friendly and discreet service. Have a chat with one of our helpful clinicians and tell us about your health. We can advise you on the right treatments for you from there, and you can choose your medication from our options.

    Your pill will arrive in discreet packaging. And we’ll check in with you on a regular basis to see how you’re doing with it, and if you have any queries, our clinicians are on hand to help.

    How is EllaOne different from other emergency contraceptives?

    Answer:
    EllaOne has a huge advantage over other morning after pills as it can be taken up to five days after having unprotected sex and still work as expected. Other morning after pills can only be used and will only work if they’re taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex.

    Is EllaOne similar to any other treatments?

    Answer:
    EllaOne is unique as there is no generic version of it. It’s the only emergency contraceptive medication that uses the active ingredient ulipristal acetate, and the only one that can work when taken up to five days after unprotected sex.

    Does EllaOne work if you’ve already ovulated?

    Answer:
    If you’ve already ovulated, EllaOne will not work. Nor will any other form of emergency contraception either. It’s very hard to predict when you’re going to ovulate since your cycle can change from month to month. The best thing to do is take EllaOne as soon as possible after you have unprotected sex, to reduce the risk of ovulating during that time.

    Emergency contraception works by preventing ovulation, so in the case that an egg has already been fertilised, EllaOne won’t have any effect and it won’t cause an abortion.

    How effective is EllaOne?

    Answer:
    A 2016 study compared the efficacy of ulipristal and the most common emergency contraceptive, levonorgestrel. The trials showed that ulipristal was not inferior to levonorgestrel in any way. In fact, when combining the results of two trials, ulipristal seemed to be a better option than levonorgestrel.

    While the evidence shows that ulipristal does a better job at reducing the risk of pregnancy after unprotected sex, its efficacy relies on your menstrual cycle. And it will only work if ovulation hasn’t taken place yet.

    If you have pregnancy symptoms or your period is late, you should make sure that you’re not pregnant by taking a pregnancy test first, otherwise ulipristal will not be recommended for you. After you take EllaOne, you should use a barrier method of contraception at least until your next period.

    Do I need a prescription for EllaOne?

    Answer:
    You don’t need a prescription to buy EllaOne. You can get it over the counter from your local pharmacy, or speak to one of our experts about it. They can decide if it’s a safe and suitable treatment for you and if it is, you can purchase it from us.

    If you buy it over the counter, you’ll still need to speak to a pharmacist prescriber before you can purchase it, so that they can assess your suitability.

    Why should I buy EllaOne online with Treated?

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    Our quick and easy service starts with a simple conversation about your health with one of our clinicians. They will advise you on the best course of treatment based on your specific situation and health needs.

    If EllaOne is an appropriate medication for you, you’ll receive it promptly and in discreet packaging. After you receive your medication, our clinician will get in touch with you to see how you’re getting on.
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