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Morning after pill for immediate use (collection only) Morning after pill for future use

Morning after pill for immediate use (collection only)

Purchase the morning after pill - also known as the 'emergency pill' - for immediate use or purchase one, two or three morning after pills to prepare for the future. Same day 'click and collect' available.

Morning after pill for immediate use (collection only)


Dr Gigi Taguri

Dr Gigi Taguri says...

Accidents happen. But it’s important to act quickly if you’ve had unprotected sex. We can help you get the emergency pill without you having to see a doctor in person.

If you've had unprotected sex in the last five days, we can prescribe you the morning after pill.

All you need to do is fill out our online medical questionnaire and our doctors will review your responses to make sure it is appropriate to prescribe you the medicine.

We offer two types of emergency contraception:

Levonelle is traditionally the most common morning after pill and needs to be taken within three days of unprotected sex.

EllaOne is a newer type of morning after pill and is effective within five days of unprotected sex.

This service is only available for in-pharmacy collection. If you place an order before 5pm Monday to Friday, you can collect your medicine from any Lloydspharmacy store the same day. Please check the ‘Key information’ section below for more important details.


⇓ click to expand ⇓ How our service works

Step 1.
Complete our online questionnaire.  

Step 2.
For the immediate use morning after pill, choose which one of over 1,600 Lloydspharmacy stores throughout the UK you would like to collect your medicine from. For the morning after pill for future use products, either select the store you would like to collect from, or opt to have your medicine delivered to you via Royal mail Special Delivery

Step 3.
Log in or register to make payment online.  One of our doctors will then look at your responses to confirm it's appropriate to prescribe you the medicine.

Step 4.
Call the pharmacy to check everything is ready, then collect your medicine.

⇓ click to expand ⇓ Key information

 Levonelle 1500 - a morning after pill that is traditionally prescribedEllaOne 30mg - a newer type of morning after pill
When should I take it? Within three days (72 hours) of unprotected sex but ideally the sooner the better. Within five days (120 hours) of unprotected sex.
Will it stop me getting pregnant? If 1,000 women were to take Levonelle after unprotected sex, 990 will not become pregnant. The sooner you take it, the more likely it is to work. If 1,000 women were to take EllaOne after unprotected sex, 995 will not become pregnant.
Do I have to take it the same day as having unprotected sex? No, but you must take it within three days, or 72 hours. It is most effective taken as soon as possible. With each passing day, it becomes less effective. No, current studies show it stays very effective at preventing pregnancy for a full five days after unprotected sex. As it is a newer medicine, it is still being monitored.
I forgot some of my contraceptive pills this month, can I take them as normal? Yes but you will need additional contraception for up to nine days, depending on the pill you take. Read the information leaflet that comes with your contraceptive pill to get the exact advice, as this will vary depending on which pill you take and when in your cycle you missed pills. Condoms will be needed for seven days for the normal combined pill, the patch and the ring, nine days for Qlaira and two days for the mini, or progesterone only pill. Yes. But you will need additional contraception for up to 16 days, depending on the pill you take. Read the information leaflet that comes with your contraceptive pill to get the exact advice, as this will vary depending on which pill you take and when in your cycle you missed pills. Condoms will be needed for fourteen days for the normal combined pill, the patch and the ring. Sixteen days for Qlaira and nine days for the mini or progesterone only pill.
Can I use it more than once in one menstrual cycle? Yes, as long as you haven't taken EllaOne in the same cycle. No, EllaOne can only be taken once in one cycle and not in the same cycle as Levonelle.<
Does it have any side-effects?

Most commonly irregular bleeding, headache, nausea, dizziness and abdominal pain.

What about other types of emergency contraception?

Having a coil fitted is a more reliable way of not getting pregnant (about 999 women in every 1,000 won't get pregnant) but it needs to be fitted at your GP or GUM clinic.

The emergency pill does not give any protection against sexually transmitted infections.

How quickly will I get my medicine?

Orders placed before 5pm Monday to Friday can usually be collected the same day from one of our 1,600 Lloydspharmacy stores. We advise you to telephone your selected pharmacy to check their opening hours. If our doctors have any follow-up questions we will not be able to dispatch your medicines until you respond via your online patient record.

Obtaining the morning after pill on the NHS

Many pharmacies also operate a local NHS scheme which makes the emergency pill available free of charge for some women. Before committing to this paid-for service, you may wish to first check with your local Lloydspharmacy if this free service is available in your area. Such a scheme is widely available in Scotland.

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