Your Online Medical Consultation

ABOUT YOU AND YOUR SYMPTOMS

Are you ordering emergency contraception following an episode of unprotected sex?

Do you think you may already be pregnant?

ABOUT YOUR HEALTH

Do you have any allergies to any medication or substances?

Answer ‘no’ if this does not apply to you

Are you taking any other medication, or have you recently finished a course of medication?

For example, the contraceptive pill?

This includes medication prescribed by your doctor, bought in the pharmacy or online, herbal supplements, recreations drugs

This includes tablets, patches, inhalers, injections, contraception and all other forms of medication

Answer ‘no’ if this does not apply to you

Have you ever been diagnosed with any of the following?

  • Conditions causing severe diarrhoea
  • Chrohn’s disease
  • Galactose intolerance or malabsorption?
  • Liver disease
  • Porphyria

Do you suffer from any other medical problems?

This also includes previous admissions to the hospital or any surgeries

Answer ‘no’ if this does not apply to you

Do you have a family history of any medical conditions?

Do any medical conditions run in the family? Such as heart problems, diabetes, blood disorders etc?

Answer ‘no’ if this does not apply to you

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO KNOW

I understand that this medication is not for the termination of a pregnancy.

Prior to taking this medication, if I am concerned about the possibility of being pregnant, I will do a pregnancy test to exclude the possibility of pregnancy

Should I vomit or experience severe diarrhoea within 3 hours of taking this medication it will not be effective. I will need to speak to a pharmacist and will likely need a second tablet. u

I am aware that if I am taking a regular contraceptive pill and have missed doses, I do not always need a morning-after-pill. I can find this information about missed pills by using the e-Surgery Ask-A-Pharmacist service

I understand that morning after pills are not 100% effective

  • Levonelle can be taken up to 72 hours (3 days). About 2 in 100 people who take Levonelle within this time period may still become pregnant.
  • EllaOne can be taken up to 120 hours (5 days) after sex. About 2 in 100 people who take Levonelle within this time period may still become pregnant.

I understand that my weight can affect the effectiveness of treatment.

If your BMI is more than 30 (check here), Levonelle should not be ordered. EllaOne is more effective.

I am aware that Levonella and ellaOne should not be taken during the same menstrual cycle (period) without consulting a doctor or contraception specialist

I am aware that many sexually transmitted diseases have no signs or symptoms in the majority of people affected and can cause serious problems later on, even affecting fertility.

It is important to have a sexual health check following unprotected sex, have a new partner(s), or are worried you may have been exposed to an STI.

AGREEMENT

We strongly recommend that you inform your GP of any treatment you receive. Would you like e-Surgery to do this in your behalf?

Please write the name of your GP surgery below if you want us to let them know.

This will ensure that any new medication started by your GP will not interact with this treatment.

Answer ‘no’ if you do not want us to inform your GP

I agree to the following

  • I am 18 years of age or older
  • This treatment is for my use only
  • I confirm that I have understood all the questions asked and have answered all questions to the best of my knowledge.
  • I have read the patient information leaflet supplied with this medication
  • I will contact e-Surgery and inform my GP if I experience any side effects from this treatment or if there are any changes to my health
  • I have answered all questions truthfully and accurately.

I have read, understood and agree to abide by terms and conditions and privacy policy and cookie policy of e-Surgery

What is this?

Your answers form the basis of your medical consultation. It is important you are open and honest, so our doctors can ensure this medication safe and effective for you

Please note, this is not an acute treatment and not intended to be used in the case of an emergency. If you have had unprotected sex in the last 5 days, please see your GP or sexual health clinic.

This medication is not for the purpose of terminating a pregnancy.

Levonorgestrel (Levonelle)

Levonelle (and generic levonorgestrel) is known as the morning after pill. It should be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex to reduce the chances of becoming pregnant. Levonelle contains the active ingredient 1.5mg Levonogestrel.

Complete a short questionnaire to help our GPs make sure this medication is safe for you to take. All prices include a private prescription from one of our UK registered GPs. Please bear in mind as e-Surgery is not an acute service we provide this medication for future use, not as an emergency.

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Important Facts About the Levonelle

Most frequent questions and answers about Levonelle as a morning after pill

Levonelle is an emergency contraceptive that contains the active ingredient Levonorgestrel, which can prevent 84% of expected pregnancies when you take it within 72 hours of having unprotected sex. 

Levonelle can be used within 72 hours (3 days) of unprotected sex, or if your usual contraceptive method has failed. 

Levonelle is more effective the quicker that you take it and stops pregnancies by preventing egg release from the ovaries and preventing the sperm form fertilising any egg you may have released. 

You can NOT take Levonelle if:

  • You are allergic to any of the ingredients

If you are unsure of any of the above criteria, please contact your doctor before commencing treatment with Levonelle.

No, Levonelle is not an abortion pill.

If it has been longer than 72 hours since you had unprotected sex and you suspect you are pregnant, tell your doctor.

Always use this medicine exactly as described in the leaflet or as your doctor/pharmacist has told you. If you are unsure, check with your doctor or pharmacist. 

 

As with any form of medication, Levonelle pills have side effects. For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of Levonelle.  Below are a few of the common side effects of taking Levonelle pills:

  • Feeling sick
  • Irregular bleeding
  • Abdominal pain
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Odd period
  • Tender breasts

For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of Levonelle. 

If you are sick within three hours of taking the tablet you should take another tablet. To obtain another Levonelle immediately contact your pharmacist.

No. Levonelle and other morning after pills do not protect from STIs.

If you believe you have an STI, visit your nearest sexual health clinic.

Levonelle is thought to prevent:

  • up to 95% of pregnancies if taken within 24 hours
  • up to 85% if taken within 48 hours
  • up to 58% if taken within 72 hours

You should only use Levonelle in emergencies, and not as a regular method of contraception. 

Levonelle can be used more than once in a menstrual cycle; however, it is more likely to upset your menstrual cycle. 

Click here for a PDF copy of the patient information leaflet

Learn More About the Morning After Pill

Most frequent questions and answers about the morning after pill

The morning after pill is a form of emergency contraceptive that can be used after unprotected sex in order to prevent pregnancy.

Homones within the morning after pill prevent or delay ovulation.

There are two types of morning after pill, ellaOne and Levonelle.

To decide which pill is most effective for you, talk to your pharmacist or doctor. An online consultation using e-Surgery’s “ask a pharmacist” service is also available. 

Levonelle contains levonorgestrel, which affects your ability to ovulate – preventing you from getting pregnant.

ellaOne contains ulipristal acetate, which delays ovary egg release – preventing you from getting pregnant. 

The morning after pill does not protect you from any STIs. If you have had unprotected sex and are worried you may have caught an STI, you should contact your local GP or sexual health clinic for a test.

Most women can use the morning after pill. 

You can not take the morning after pill if you’re allergic to any of the ingradients or are currently taking:

  • St John’s Wort
  • Epilepsy, HIV or Tuberculosis treatment
  • Medicines that reduce stomach acidity
  • Uncommon antibiotics

Females that have had unprotected sex in that past 5 or 3 days (ellaOne or Levonelle, respectively). You should not use the morning after pill as a regular form of contraception.

Levonelle needs to be taken within 3 days of unprotected sex for it to be effective.

ellaOne needs to be taken within 5 days of unprotected sex for it to be effective.

Both morning after pills are more effective the sooner you take it following unprotected sex.

You can find out more information about the morning after pill on a variety of websites. These include the NHS website and WebMD.

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