EllaOne is a morning after pill that you can take up to 120 hours after having unprotected sex. Order EllaOne online today from Asda Online Doctor.(8)
EllaOne is an emergency contraceptive pill made by Cenexi. Each EllaOne tablet contains 30mg of the active ingredient ulipristal acetate. EllaOne works by delaying ovulation.
To prevent pregnancy, you should take an EllaOne tablet as soon as possible after having unprotected sex. EllaOne is most effective if you take it within 24 hours, but you can take it up to 120 hours after unprotected sex.
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Who can take EllaOne
You should not take EllaOne if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
Speak to your doctor before taking EllaOne if you have:
- any symptoms of pregnancy, such as morning sickness
- a late period
- severe asthma and are using steroid tablets
- an allergy to lactose
EllaOne side effects
You may experience some side effects when taking EllaOne. Some common side effects include:
- abdominal pain
- painful periods
- breast tenderness
- mood swings
- back pain
- muscle pain
Uncommon side effects of EllaOne include:
- unusual vaginal bleeding
- hot flushes
- changes in appetite
Rare side effects of EllaOne include:
- genital pain
- pain during sex
- concentration loss
- taste changes
- light sensitivity
For a full list of the possible side effects of EllaOne, you can read the patient information leaflet which comes in your EllaOne box. If you experience any of these side effects after taking EllaOne, please get in touch with your doctor as soon as possible.
EllaOne interactions with drugs and foods
You may not be able to take EllaOne if you have taken certain medications in the past four weeks as they may make EllaOne less effective. These include medications for:
- epilepsy, such as primidone, phenobarbital, phenytoin, carbamazepine
- tuberculosis, such as rifampicin, rifabutin
- HIV, such as ritonavir, efavirenz
- fungal infections, such as griseofulvin
- depressive moods, such as St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum)
Do not take EllaOne with other emergency contraception pills that contain levonorgestrel, such as Levonelle. This is because if you take them together it may make them less effective.
Talk to your doctor or a healthcare professional about any medications you have taken in the past four weeks to find out if you can take EllaOne. Your doctor may prescribe a different type of emergency contraception, such as the copper intrauterine device (Cu-IUD).
EllaOne works by changing the activity of the natural female sex hormone progesterone. EllaOne stops the release of an egg from the ovaries. This means there will be no egg for any sperm to fertilise and you will not get pregnant.
Here is what you need to know about EllaOne if you are ovulating, pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Ovulating: ovulation usually happens 14 days before your period starts. If you have ovulated, EllaOne will not be effective. If you think you have already ovulated the copper IUD is the best emergency contraception.
- Pregnant: do not use EllaOne if you are already pregnant.
- Breastfeeding: do not breastfeed for one week after you take EllaOne. Throw away any breast milk from your breast pump during this week.
Swallow one EllaOne tablet with water as soon as possible or up to 120 hours after having unprotected sex. You can take EllaOne before or after having food, and at any point during your menstrual cycle.
If you are sick within 3 hours of taking EllaOne, take another tablet as soon as you can. You will not be protected against pregnancy if you have unprotected sex after taking EllaOne use extra protection, like condoms, until you have your next period.
If your period is more than 7 days late and you have abdominal pain or morning sickness, you may be pregnant. Take a pregnancy test and see a doctor if you're pregnant.
You should not use EllaOne as a regular way to prevent pregnancy. Speak to your doctor for advice on whether hormonal contraception or other methods are right for you.
EllaOne will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The only way to prevent STIs is by using condoms during sex. You can go to a sexual health clinic to check if you have any STIs.
Which active ingredients does EllaOne contain?
Each EllaOne tablet contains 30mg of the active ingredient ulipristal acetate.
The inactive ingredients in EllaOne include lactose monohydrate, povidone, croscarmellose sodium, and magnesium stearate.
EllaOne contains lactose and may not be suitable if you’re lactose intolerant.
What does EllaOne look like?
An EllaOne tablet is cream-coloured, round, curved and 9mm in diameter. You can see the word ella printed on each side. EllaOne is available in a pack size of 1 tablet in a foil-backed blister strip.
Information on the manufacturer
The marketing authorisation holder for EllaOne is LABORATOIRE HRA PHARMA, 200 avenue de Paris, 92320 CHATILLON, France
The manufacturer for EllaOne is Cenexi,17, rue de Pontoise, 95520 Osny, France
See the patient information leaflet for further details about the manufacturer of EllaOne.
Dr Kathryn Basford
Dr Kathryn Basford is a qualified GP who works as a GP in London, as well as with ZAVA. She graduated from the University of Manchester and completed her GP training through Whipps Cross Hospital in London.Meet our doctors
Article created: 16 Sep 2021
Last reviewed: 16 Sep 2021
(Reviews are for ZAVA UK)(8)
You might need emergency contraception if you’ve recently had unprotected sex and want to reduce your risk of getting pregnant. Asda Online Doctor by ZAVA offers a morning after pill service, which includes a variety of options.