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If you have had unprotected sex and do not want to become pregnant, then the morning after pill can be taken to prevent or delay ovulation. The pill is also often referred to as the emergency contraceptive pill, one of the medical names for the morning after pill is Levonelle.

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Key Facts About the Morning After Pill

Some women should not use this morning after pill service

These include:

  • Women who require the morning after pill immediately. This is because there will be a delay before your emergency pill arrives by post and you could become pregnant;
  • Women with liver problems or gut absorption problems;
  • Women who take medicines to treat epilepsy.
  • Women with severe uncontrolled asthma should seek advice from their regular doctor before using EllaOne

You should not use the morning after pill more than once in any single menstrual cycle.

If your period does not arrive on time after taking the morning after pill then you should consider whether it has failed and you might be pregnant.

You should carry on with your regular contraceptive pills if you have taken the morning after pill. Do not stop them without taking medical advice.

If you are taking the contraceptive pill and you use the morning after pill please use additional condom protection until your next period.

Levonorgestrel Pill

EllaOne Pill


It is taken in a 1500 microgram dose.


How do I take it?

A single Levonelle pill should be taken as soon after sex as possible and certainly within 72 hours.

One EllaOne tablet as soon as possible after unprotected sex and within 120 hours.

What if I vomit?

One of the side effects of Levonelle is that it can make you feel sick and if you vomit within 3 hours of taking the Levonelle contraceptive pill, you should take another Levonelle tablet.

If you vomit within three hours of taking EllaOne you should take another dose.

How does it work?

The pill works by preventing ovulation or a fertilised egg from attaching to the wall of the womb, which leads to pregnancy.

Ellaone prevents ovulation or a fertilised egg from attaching to the wall of the womb.

Side-effects of emergency contraption

Side-effects of emergency contraceptive pills are rare but can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain, irregular bleeding or spotting, tiredness, dizziness, headache, or breast tenderness.

A full list of side effects can be found in the patient information leaflet.

Does emergency contraception work?

Both these emergency contraceptive medications are effective at preventing unintended pregnancy. EllaOne is thought to be slightly more effective and can be taken up to 120 hours after intercourse whereas Levonelle tablets needs to be taken within 72 hours. The earlier you take either of these medicines after unprotected sex the better.

EllaOne is more effective in women who are overweight with a body mass index of greater than 30 and should be the preferred choice of morning after pill for this group.

After taking the morning after pill your period may be either a few days late or few days early. If your period is more than five days late you should take a pregnancy test.

If you experience bleeding or pain four to five weeks after taking the emergency contraceptive pill then seek medical attention as these symptoms can suggest an ectopic pregnancy.




Alternatives to Levonelle

Levonelle is not the only emergency contraception pill. EllaOne can be taken for up to 5 days after sex and is therefore an option if you have left more time between unprotected sex and preventing pregnancy. There maybe a local family planning clinic or your GP maybe able to offer you the emergency coil or IUD. An IUD works by stopping an egg from implanting in your womb or stops an egg from being fertilised.

Regular Contraception & STI risks

Although Levonelle prevents pregnancy, the morning after pill should not be used as a regular form of contraception as there are other methods that are more effective.

Awareness of Sexually Transmitted Illnesses

It is important to stress that although Levonelle is an effective method of preventing unwanted pregnancy, it does not protect you against STI's. If you have had unprotected sex you may be at risk of STI's and it is advisable to have a check at your local GUM clinic.

Informing your GP

We request that you provide us with the contact details of your GP. It is important to make your GP aware of any treatment you are having however, we will not contact your GP and inform them of your treatment without your consent.