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Morning After Pill

The morning after pill is a commonly used name for a tablet that is taken after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. Our online clinic currently stocks two types of morning after pill: Levonelle and ellaOne, which are both available for either immediate or future use.

Emergency Contraception

Immediate Use (Collection Only) | from £43.00 per pack

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Future Use | from £43.00 per pack

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Key Features
  • One tablet to be taken as soon as possible
  • Can be taken up to 5 days after unprotected sex
  • More effective the sooner it is taken

ellaOne for for use today needs to be collected in-store.

Doctor's Comment
EllaOne is effective for up to 5 days after unprotected sex.
Dr Tom Brett

Immediate Use (Collection Only) | from £25.99 per pack

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Future Use | from £24.99 per pack

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Key Features
  • One tablet to be taken as soon as possible
  • Most effective when taken within 12 hours after unprotected sex
  • Can be effective if used within 3 days

Levonelle 1500 for use today is available via collection only.

Doctor's Comment
Levonelle 1500 is the most commonly used form of emergency contraception. 
Dr Tom Brett

About the Morning After Pill

The morning after pill is a form of emergency contraception which can prevent pregnancy. It needs to be taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex.

There are currently two types of morning after pill available: ellaOne and Levonelle. These are both available via our online doctor service.

The effectiveness of the pills vary according to when they are taken. Levonelle must be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex (3 days), and ellaOne within 120 hours (5 days). Both pills are most effective when taken as soon as possible after sex.

When to Take the Morning After Pill

The morning after pill should be taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex.

Levonelle can be taken more than once during your menstrual cycle, but ellaOne should not be taken more than once during any one menstrual cycle.

If you would like to take the morning after pill now, you can collect it from one of our pharmacies the same day as you place your order. Next-day delivery is only available if you order the morning after pill for future use.

Morning After Pill for Future Use

For peace of mind, you can buy the morning after pill for future use through our service.

Simply fill out a short questionnaire and place your order. Our doctors will assess whether the morning after pill is safe for you.

How the Morning After Pill Works

Both types of morning after pill work by preventing or delaying ovulation. Levonelle contains levonorgestrel, a synthetic version of the hormone progesterone, which affects your ability to ovulate, while ellaOne contains ulipristal acetate, which stops the progesterone in your body from working normally and delays egg release from the ovary.

Impact on Contraceptive Pill

If you are taking the emergency contraceptive pill because you have missed your regular contraceptive pill, then please be aware that your normal contraception will not be effective straight away.

You should restart your regular contraceptive as usual, but use additional precautions or abstain from sex. Please check your pill packet and leaflet for exact advice.

The morning after pill should not be used as an alternative to regular contraception. It is designed for one-off use. Ongoing regular contraception is much more effective at preventing unplanned pregnancy than relying on emergency contraception.

Emergency Contraception and STIs

Emergency contraception, such as the morning after pill, does not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). If you have potentially been exposed to STIs we strongly advise that you take an STI test.

If you have had unprotected sex recently and are worried that you might have a sexually transmitted infection, you should seek medical help and visit your local sexual health clinic.

Alternatively, our confidential online Sexual Health Clinic provides advice, tests and treatments for a range of STIs.

Other Forms of Emergency Contraception

The most effective form of emergency contraception is an IUD. This can be fitted by a GP or family planning clinic up to five days after unprotected sex, or within 5 days of the earliest time you could have released an egg.

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