Morning After Pill

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  • See the morning after pill medical information - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/contraception/emergency-contraception/

  • - Morning after pills work best if taken early, delay can result in failure.
    - Do NOT order for immediate use - see a doctor or pharmacist if you need a morning after pill straight away - postal orders are NOT fast enough.

  • There is information about 'missed pills' and 'restarting regular contraception' at the bottom of the medical information.
    If you need to take the morning-after-pill now, do NOT order online as the delay in delivery will be too long. Instead consult a surgery or pharmacist.

  • - Barbiturates, Primidone, Phenytoin,
    - Carbamezepine, rufinamide, topiramate (used predominantly to treat epilepsy)
    - Rifampicin or Rifabutin (usually for tuberculosis)
    - Ritonavir (for HIV infection)
    - Steroids for asthma or other conditions
    - Bosentan, modafinnil or aprepitant
    - Progesterone (usually used to treat heavy of irregular periods)
    - Griseofulvin (for fungal infections)
    - Ciclosporin
    - Herbal remedies containing St John's Wort, Hypericum perforatum
    - Antacids and anti-ulcer medication

  • - Severe liver problems
    - Severe digestive problems e.g. Crohn's disease
    - Previous ectopic pregnancy, fallopian tube surgery or pelvic inflammatory disease

  • - Levonelle can be taken up to 72 hours (3 days) and ellaOne up to 120 hours (5 days) after intercourse.
    - When taken in the first 72 hours (3 days) after intercourse, pregnancy rates are close to 1.5 in 100 (ellaOne) or 2 in 100 (Levonelle)

  • - Levonelle and ellaOne will NOT terminate an existing pregnancy.
    - There is no evidence they will harm an ongoing pregnancy.

  • - If your BMI (Body Mass Index) calculator result is 30 or above, Levonelle should NOT be ordered.
    - EllaOne will be more effective and should be ordered instead.

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  • - Answer 'Yes' if you feel vulnerable, or you are being forced to obtain treatment.

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