Important Facts About ellaOne
Most frequent questions and answers using ellaOne as an emergency contraception
No, ellaOne tablets are a form of emergency contraceptive, which the active ingredient, ulipristal, is only effective at preventing pregnancy. Therefore ellaOne does not work if you are already pregnant.
ellaOne effectiveness can work for up to 5 days (120 hours) after unprotected sex. The sooner the ellaOne pill is taken, the more effective it is at preventing pregnancy.
ellaOne can be taken up to five days following unprotected sex, whereas Levonelle can only be taken up to 3 days after unprotected sex.
ellaOne 30mg tablets are also more effective at preventing pregnancy than Levonelle.
The ellaOne 30mg tablet should be taken by mouth, no later than 5 days after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.
You should take the ellaOne tablet as soon as possible.
After taking the ellaOne 30mg tablet, it is normal for your period to be a few days late.
If your period is more than 7 days late, or you experience pregnancy symptoms, you may be pregnant. You should take a pregnancy test, and if you are pregnant, visit your doctor.
As with any form of medication, ellaOne tablets have side effects. For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of ellaOne. Below are a few of the common side effects of taking ellaOne tablets:
- Painful period
- Pelvic pain
- Breast tenderness
- Muscle pain
- Mood swings
For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of ellaOne.
Keep ellaOne tablets out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use ellaOne after the expiry date which is on the carton and on the blister after EXP.
Store ellaOne tablets below 25°C and in the original packaging to protect from moisture. Keep the blister in the outer carton in order to protect from light.
Do not throw away any unused ellaOne tablets via waste water. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment.