Morning After Pill (EllaOne)


ellaOne pill is an oral form of contraception intended to prevent unwanted pregnancy. It works when other contraceptive methods fail. You can use it if you:

  • Have had sex without protection;
  • Have a condom slipped away or broken;
  • Have forgotten to take your daily contraceptive pills.

You should take this hormonal contraceptive as soon as possible. If you take it within 12 hours after sex as it gives you the highest chance of avoiding pregnancy. The maximum time to take this product is within 5 days 120 hours after sex. 

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The above mentioned information should not be considered as a final advice from healthcare professionals. In case of any concerns, please consult with your doctor or pharmacist.


Precautions and Possible side effects

Before taking ellaOne tablet, please consider the following precautionary measures that do not allow you to take the product:

  • Your periods are late;
  • You have symptoms of pregnancy. Remember, that ellaOne morning after pill can’t serve as a method of abortion. That’s why you shouldn’t take emergency pills if you have morning sickness, heavy breasts, etc… (typical symptoms of pregnancy).
  • You suffer from liver or kidney diseases;
  • You suffer from asthma.

Emergency contraceptive pills should be taken as soon as possible. ellaOne is an emergency contraceptive recommended for women who have increased body mass index. If you become pregnant despite the pill, it’s important to see a doctor. 

What is ellaOne?

ellaOne superdrug contains Ulipristal Acetate as its active ingredient. Various medical experts recommend the drug as an effective method for protection. Moreover, it works 120 hours after unprotected sex. Therefore, this hormonal product is best suited for women who delay their decision of taking emergency pills. ellaOne 30 mg works in three ways:

  • It stops the ovaries from the egg releasing;
  • It prevents sperm from fertilizing the egg;
  • It thins the lines of the womb making it difficult for egg implantation.

Important to notice that there were some speculations regarding ellaOne effectiveness towards women with high BMI. However, there was not enough medical researches that could prove these speculations. According to the patient’s leaflet, there are no restrictions on weight for this product. 

On the other hand, you should not use these pills as a substitute for your regular contraceptive method. For your daily contraception, it’s better to use combined or progestin only contraceptive methods. One more thing to notice, no oral contraception will protect you from sexually transmitted diseases. In this case, you have an option to use extra protection, like condoms. Otherwise, you can always refuse to have sex.

You will need to tell your doctor about the medicines you take if you want to take this contraceptive. Unfortunately, some medical products may interact with ellaOne, for instance:

  • Medical treatments for epilepsy (primidone, barbiturates, oxcarbazepine, carbamazepine, fosphenytoin, phenobarbital);
  • Tuberculosis medicines (rifabutin rifampicin);
  • HIV remedies (nevirapine, efavirenz, ritonavir);
  • Fungal infection medicines (griseofulvin);
  • Herbal treatments.

Regarding breastfeeding, oral contraceptives may leak to your breast milk. Therefore, you shouldn’t breastfeed at least one week if you’ve taken oral types of emergency contraception. Still, these products will not affect your fertility. ellaOne contains lactose. If you have an intolerance to lactose, then you need to indicate it to a pharmacist.


More advantages of this contraceptive method include:
  • Reduces non-cancerous breast diseases, ovarian cysts and fibroids.
  • Decreases of womb and colon cancer;
  • Normalizes menstrual cycle and makes periods less painful;
  • Protects from pelvic diseases.

elleOne Effectiveness

The main component of this product is Ulipristal Acetate. It helps to stop spermatozoids from entering the egg. The effectiveness of this medical product is proven by various studies and researches. Nevertheless, the effectiveness of ellaOne online diminishes with time. That’s why most experts recommend taking the tablet in the first 12 hours after sex. According to various ellaOne reviews, most of them successfully avoided pregnancy.

ellaOne starts working almost immediately after taking. Nevertheless, if you have spilled out or vomited out the pill in the first 3 hours, you will need to take another one. Moreover, you need to pay attention to the side effects of the product:

ellaOne side effects (common):

  • Dizziness;
  • Tiredness;
  • Abdominal pain;
  • Nausea;
  • Headache;
  • Painful periods.

If any of the above mentioned ellaOne morning after pill continues to worsen, please, contact your doctor.

Other rare side effects:

  • Stomach pain;
  • Allergic reaction;
  • Rash;
  • Itching;
  • Trouble breathing;
  • Severe dizziness;
  • Swelling;
  • Itching.

How to take ellaOne?

Taking this medical product is quite simple. Just follow the instructions provided in the patient’s leaflet. Take the pill with some water. Some patients may also like to drink alcohol before or after intake. ellaOne and alcohol do not affect each, but the excessive amount of spirits will harm your health. 

You can take the tablet at any time in your menstrual cycle. Moreover, there is no restriction on meals. You can take it before, after or during your meal. Still, mind that you should take no more than one tablet at the same time. Two or more tablets will not affect the effectiveness of the contraceptive. On the contrary, it may only increase the chance of side effects. 

In the case of having sex after taking the pill, you will need to use condoms. If you have had unprotected sex again and want to avoid pregnancy, you will need to take another pill. Still, you shouldn’t use emergency contraceptives as your regular daily pills. Do not forget that this type of medicine does not protect you from HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. In this case, you should use condoms or refuse to have sex.



Does ellaOne work if you’ve already ovulated?

If ovulation has already presented, ellaOne may no longer be effective. This product delays ovulation, so, if it has already happened, then the chances of avoiding pregnancy are quite low.

How long does ellaOne stay in your system?

It stays for 120 hours. It’s exactly the action time window for this product.

Does ellaOne stop implantation?

This product delays and even stops ovulation, in addition, it thins the womb lining. Thus, it may stop implantation, but if you have already ovulated, the chance of pregnancy is still high.

How much is ellaOne?

ellaOne price is £84.10. You can save some money by buying two tablets at once by the price of £159.80 or three tablets by the price of £227.70.

Can you take ellaOne after ovulation?

You can take it, but this product has fewer chances for effectivity if ovulation has already happened.

What happens when you take ellaOne?

It starts the process of releasing the egg from ovaries and thinning the womb lining. Therefore, the chances of getting pregnant decrease almost to 99% of avoiding pregnancy.

Will ellaOne make me bleed?

You may experience bleeding or spotting when using this product. Still, not all women will experience this side effect.

Can ellaOne affect fertility?

This contraceptive does not affect fertility.

Can ellaOne be taken twice in one cycle?

There is no restriction on how many times you can take the pill. Nevertheless, you can’t take two tablets at the same time. Other than that, it’s possible to take the pill each time after unprotected sex. Still, you shouldn’t take it as your regular daily contraceptives.

What happens after taking ellaOne?

Your ovaries stop releasing the egg. Therefore, spermatozoids will have fewer chances for fertilization. As a result, you avoid pregnancy.