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  • Morning After Pill
  • Active Ingredient: Ulipristal Acetate
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The EllaOne pill is an emergency contraceptive that works by ceasing or delaying ovulation and preventing the fertilisation of any egg. This ‘morning after’ pill must be taken within 120 hours (5 days) of having sex to prevent pregnancy.

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  • Overview

    What is ellaOne?

    ellaOne is an emergency contraceptive pill that women can buy online to successfully prevent pregnancy within five days (120 hours) of unprotected sex or the failure of contraceptive methods. ellaOne, also referred to as the 'morning after pill', contains the active ingredient ulipristal acetate and is taken orally in the form of a 30mg tablet.

    After multiple clinical trials, ellaOne is considered by UK qualified doctors to be far more effective than the more commonly used morning after pill. Commonly used methods of contraception, such as condoms and contraceptive tablets can have a pregnancy rate of over 10%. Therefore, ellaOne emergency contraceptive pills can give you the best chance possible of stopping an unplanned pregnancy from occurring.


  • How does ellaOne work?

    ellaOne contains the substance ulipristal acetate which acts by modifying the activity of the natural hormone progesterone, which is necessary for ovulation to occur. As a result, this medicine works by postponing ovulation.

  • How do I use ellaOne?

    ellaOne is an over-the-counter medication, meaning that you can easily buy it online without the need for a prescription. Always follow the medical advice and read the patient information leaflet provided in the medication packet.

    Take one tablet orally as soon as possible and no later than 5 days (120 hours) after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. This can be taken at any point during your menstrual cycle and at any time of day.

    ellaOne is not intended to be used as a form of regular contraception, but a solution for times when other methods have failed. If you have unprotected sex after taking the tablet, it will not stop you from becoming pregnant, and you should look into other contraception methods.

  • How do I buy Morning after pill online?

    You can safely buy the morning after pill online at Cloud Pharmacy, without the need for a prescription, however you should adhere to the advice given in the patient leaflet enclosed.

  • FAQ

    • What is the Morning After Pill?

      Earning its name from the time at which you take it, the morning after pill is a form of contraceptive, designed only to be taken in an emergency. This could be due to your usual contraceptive not working (such as a condom breaking) or maybe you just didn’t use any, but in these circumstances, the morning after pill can be taken to prevent pregnancy.

    • Can the Morning After Pill be purchased online?

      Levonelle and EllaOne are available online through our pharmacy online. You should only purchase the morning after pill online as an advance supply - if you have had unprotected sex or a contraceptive failure, you should see your GP, local GUM clinic, or local pharmacy to obtain the treatment as soon as possible.

      When ordering online, always check that the website is registered with the MHRA

    • Is it safe to take the Morning After Pill?

      The morning after pill is widely regarded as safe to take with few side effects. 

    • How much does the Morning After Pill cost?

      The pill is available to buy from most pharmacies, with Cloud Pharmacy offering emergency contraception products from £19.99 including delivery.


    • Is the Morning After Pill suitable for me?

      Please note that our service is strictly for people aged 18 or over.

      The morning after pill will not be suitable if:

      • You're already pregnant
      • You had unprotected sex more than 5 days (120 hours) ago
      • You're allergic to any of the ingredients (the pharmacist can help you with this)
      • You have a sugar intolerance
      • You have already had the morning after pill during this month's menstrual cycle (speak to your doctor,
      • family planning clinic)

      You must tell the pharmacist or your doctor if you fall into ANY of the below categories before you take the morning after pill:

      • You've previously had an ectopic pregnancy
      • You live with a digestive order, such as Crohn's disease
      • If you are taking any other medication, especially: Barbiturates, Primidone, Phenytoin, Carbemazepine (used predominantly to treat epilepsy), Ciclosporin, Griseofulvin (for fungal infections), herbal remedies containing St John's Wort, Rifampicin or Rifabutin (usually for tuberculosis), Ritonavir (for HIV infection)
      • If you're breast feeding
      • If you're unsure if the morning after pill is suitable for you
    • Can the Morning After Pill be taken regularly?

      You must not use this medication as a method of regular contraception and should bear in mind that it doesn't protect you against chlamydia, gonorrhoea, or other STIs (sexually-transmitted diseases).

    • How effective is the Morning After Pill?

      The morning after pill is not 100% effective, but there is a greater chance of preventing a pregnancy if it is taken within 12 hours of unprotected sex.

      A trial undertaken by the World Health Organization (WHO) indicated that levonorgestrel (the ingredient in Levonelle) prevented:

      95% of expected pregnancies when taken within 24 hours of sex
      85% if taken within 25-48 hours
      58% if taken within 49-72 hours
      ellaOne® if used correctly, is very likely that it will be effective. However, it is not effective in every case: of 100 women receiving ellaOne® up to 5 days after unprotected sex, approximately 2 will become pregnant. So, as long as you use ellaOne® correctly, it is very likely that it will be effective.

      The morning after pill will not stop a pregnancy if you are already pregnant.

    • How do I take the Morning After Pill?

      Always read the patient information leaflet that comes with the medicine.

      Take the tablet as soon as possible after unprotected sex - ideally within 12 hours and before 72 hours has past (120 hours for ellaOne®)

      Swallow the tablet whole, with water.

      If you are sick within three hours you will need to take another tablet. 

    • How does the Morning After Pill work?

      Morning after pills work primarily by stopping or delaying the body from releasing an egg (ovulation). In the case of levonorgestrel (ingredient in Levonelle), it may also affect the lining of the womb, preventing a fertilised egg from implanting itself.

    • Does alcohol affect the Morning After Pill?

      There is no evidence to suggest that alcohol will reduce the effectiveness of the morning after pill.

  • Side Effects

    ellaOne can potentially cause some side effects for a small number of users. Possible side effects may include mild bouts of dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, or stomach upset. No serious side effects have been reported in clinical studies to date. If you are concerned about these possible side effects, you could also consider Levonorgestrel, which is another effective morning-after pill.

    Before you buy the ellaOne morning after pill it is important to take into consideration the precautions associated with this medication:

    • You should not buy ellaOne contraceptive pills if you are breastfeeding or suspect that you are currently             pregnant.
    • ellaOne pills should not be taken if you allergic to ulipristal acetate (the active ingredient).
    • This emergency contraceptive pill shouldn't be taken if you have a severely decreased liver function,                unexplained   vaginal bleeding, or severe asthma that is treated with steroid tablets.
    • Activities requiring high alertness (e.g. using machinery) should be avoided when taking ellaOne, as one of the potential side effects can include dizziness.