Top 10 things you should know about ellaOne®

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    ellaOne® is the most effective oral emergency contraceptive

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    ellaOne® can delay ovulation for 5 days even when ovulation is about to happen (when risk of fertilisation is highest)

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    ellaOne® is an emergency contraceptive pill intended to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse (UPSI) or contraceptive failure

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    ellaOne® is for women of childbearing age, including adolescents, who want to avoid unintended pregnancy

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    ellaOne® is generally well tolerated

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    ellaOne® should be taken as soon as possible after UPSI, but no later than 120 hours (5 days) after UPSI or contraceptive failure

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    After using ellaOne® it is recommended that a reliable barrier method of contraception is used until the next menstrual period starts, even if is the woman is taking regular hormonal contraception

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    ellaOne® should not be taken by women who are hypersensitive to the active substance or to any of the excipients


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    ellaOne® will not interrupt an existing pregnancy

  • 10

    Contains 30mg ulipristal acetate, and was specifically developed for emergency contraception