EllaOne Emergency Contraception “Morning After Pill”


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ellaOne® is the most effective morning after pill*. If you have had unprotected sex, taking ellaOne® can prevent unplanned pregnancy. ellaOne® can be effective for up to 5 days (120 hours) after unprotected sex has taken place, but like all morning after pills it is more effective the sooner you take it.

ellaOne® is intended for use in the case of emergency it is not meant to be a replacement for a regular method of contraception.

Side Effects

When taking Ella One, there is a chance of side effects. These include several different side effects, some of which are more common than others. Some potential side effects include:

  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle pain
  • Tiredness
  • Hot flushes
  • A migraine
  • Itching
  • A Fever
  • Red eyes
  • Sensitivity to light


Talk to your pharmacist, doctor or another healthcare professional before taking Ella One. If your period is late or you have symptoms of pregnancy, as you may already be pregnant, also if you suffer from severe asthma or suffer from severe liver disease.

In all women, emergency contraception should be taken as soon as possible, after unprotected intercourse. There is some evidence that Ella One may be less effective with increasing body weight or body mass index (BMI). However, this data is limited and inconclusive, and therefore, Ella One is still recommended for all women regardless of their weight or BMI.

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