ellaOne 30mg ulipristal acetate
ellaOne specifically developed for emergency contraception
- ellaOne is the most effective emergency contraceptive pill in preventing unintended pregnancy when used in the first 72 hours after unprotected sex.
- ellaOne is an emergency contraception pill which contains 30mg ulipristal acetate, which was specifically developed for EC.
- Ulipristal acetate is an orally-active selective progesterone receptor modulator (SPRM).
- Having undergone a centralised European Union (EU) authorization process, it first became available as a prescription medicine in the EU in 2009.
- Since then it has been made available in over 50 countries as a prescription medicine and now for pharmacy supply, without prescription across the EU.
- ellaOne works by inhibiting or delaying ovulation
What is ellaOne?
- ellaOne is an emergency contraceptive pill intended to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse or contraceptive failure
- ellaOne should be taken as soon as possible, but no later than 120 hours (5 days) after UPSI or contraceptive failure
- ellaOne is for women of reproductive age who want to avoid unintended pregnancy
How to use ellaOne?
- The treatment consists of one tablet to be taken orally as soon as possible after UPSI or contraceptive failure
- The tablet can be taken with or without food
- If vomiting occurs within 3 hours of ellaOne intake, another tablet should be taken
- ellaOne can be taken at any time during the menstrual cycle
- ellaOne does not offer protection from pregnancy for subsequent acts of unprotected sex. Women should be advised to use a reliable barrier method until their next menstrual period.
What ellaOne is not:
- ellaOne is not a regular contraceptive, it is for occasional use only
- ellaOne does not cause an abortion. It does not interrupt an existing pregnancy
- ellaOne does not protect from sexually transmitted infections