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We dispatch orders from Monday to Friday. If placed before 4pm, your order will be dispatched the same day. Orders placed after 4pm will be sent the next working day.
Next Day Click & Collect
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Next Day Express Delivery
If placed before 4pm, your order will be delivered by 1pm on the next working day. Orders placed after 4pm will sent out the next day and delivered the day after.
+ £3.99
Saturday delivery
If placed before 4pm, your order will be delivered by 1pm on Saturday.
+ £7.99

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may vary depending on the pack size and dosage chosen.

EllaOne is a pill for emergency contraception often called a morning-after pill. You can take it if you are worried that you might get pregnant from recent unprotected sex (e.g. if your condom tore or slipped off, or if you forgot to take your regular contraceptive pill on time).

To order EllaOne, fill in our brief questionnaire. Our online doctor will review your order and make sure that you can take the medication before we send it via post.

Prescription and delivery are included.

1 tablet £34

Price includes prescription and delivery.

What is EllaOne?

EllaOne is an emergency contraceptive to be taken as soon as possible after unprotected intercourse to prevent pregnancy.

How does EllaOne work?

EllaOne contains Ulipristal Acetate which binds to the receptors that progesterone normally binds to. It therefore prevents progesterone from performing its function, which is to release eggs and prepare the lining of the womb for eggs.

How often can I use EllaOne?

You should not be using EllaOne regularly as a method of contraception. You should only use it in an emergency after unprotected sex. If used too frequently, it may disrupt your menstrual cycle. You should not use it more than once per menstrual cycle and generally avoid needing it by using other methods of contraception.

What are the advantages of EllaOne?

EllaOne is effective for longer e.g. up to 120 hours after sex, whereas Levonelle is effective only up to 72 hours after sex.

Are there any disadvantages?

Since EllaOne is only an emergency treatment, it is slightly less effective than the ordinary contraceptive pills if they are taken correctly.

Who can take EllaOne?

Most women can take EllaOne. You cannot take ellaOne if you are already pregnant. Women who are suffering from gastrointestinal and malabsorption problems need to inform their doctor of their condition, as the active ingredient in EllaOne might not be absorbed properly and treatment might thus remain ineffective. In these cases, having a coil fitted can be a more suitable option for emergency contraception (the coil needs to be fitted within 5 days of the intercourse). It is also important to mention previous ectopic pregnancies to your doctor, as well as any medication you are currently taking.

Do I need to avoid any particular foods when I have taken ellaOne?

No, there are no interactions between EllaOne and any particular food.

Can I drink alcohol if I have taken ellaOne?

Yes. There is no interaction between ellaOne and alcohol.

Do I need a prescription for ellaOne?

No. If EllaOne is suitable for you, you can buy the treatment from DrEd and we will send it to you.

How will I know if the treatment has worked?

The treatment is highly effective, but there is still a small chance that you could get pregnant. If you suspect that the treatment has not worked, take a pregnancy test or speak to your doctor as soon as possible. See your doctor as soon as possible if your period is more than five days late.

What do the tablets look like?

The tablets are round and white with “ella” on both sides.

What dosage do I take?

Treatment is a single 30mg dose. There is only a 120 hour window in which you can take EllaOne to prevent pregnancy, and the sooner you take your tablet, the more effective the treatment will be. It is highly advisable that you take ellaOne within of 24 hours of intercourse, when it is most effective.

I am taking an oral contraceptive, can I take EllaOne as well?

If you are taking a contraceptive pill, you can still take EllaOne. Just continue your normal contraception as usual and read the information in the patient leaflet. Please note, that ellaOne only prevents pregnancies resulting from recent intercourse - you need to continue using a contraceptive after you have taken the morning after pill.

What if I throw up after taking EllaOne?

If you vomit or have diarrhoea within 3 hours of taking the tablet, you need to take another. Talk to a doctor immediately.

What are the ingredients?

One tablet contains 30 mg of Ulipristal Acetate, the active ingredient. The other ingredients are povidone K30, crosscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate (E572), and lactose monohydrate

If you are allergic to any of these ingredients, you should not take EllaOne.

EllaOne Side effects

The following common side effects may be experienced:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal Pain, muscle pain
  • Sore breasts
  • Painful period pains
  • Headaches
  • Feeling faint/dizzy

Many of these symptoms should disappear within a few days. However, if they continue, you should consult your doctor immediately.

Uncommon side effects:

  • Diarrhoea, constipation, heartburn
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding unusual period (lighter, heavier, or longer period than usual)
  • Vaginal inflammation or discharge
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Nose/throat infection, fever, flu
  • Acne
  • Migraine
  • Visual disturbance

Rare side effects

  • Genital itching and pain
  • Coloured urine, kidney stones, kidney and bladder pain
  • Acid reflux (from your stomach into your throat)
  • Vertigo, disorientation, fainting, smell & taste disturbance
  • Eye infection, sensitivity to light
  • Dehydration
  • Nose bleeds
  • Hives
  • Joint pain

You must not take ellaOne if you:

  • You are allergic to any of the ingredients in a tablet
  • You are already pregnant
  • You are lactose intolerant
  • You have severe liver disease
  • You have used another emergency contraceptive containing levonorgestrel

Tell your doctor if you suffer any of the following:

  • Severe asthma
  • Any medicines you are taking to treat epilepsy (e.g. phenytoin, phenobarbital, carbamazepine)
  • Any medicines you are taking to treat HIV (e.g. ritonavir)
  • Any medicine you are taking to treat bacterial infections or tuberculosis (e.g. rifampicin which may prevent oral contraception from working)
  • Any herbal remedies containing St. John’s wort

You must mention if you are breastfeeding.

It is recommended that you do NOT breastfeed for one week after taking ellaOne

ellaOne will not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery unless you experience the dizziness and faintness that up to one in ten women report.




If you have a question about this service, please email [email protected] with the question, and one of our doctors will get back to you within 24 hours.

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Estimated Delivery: Saturday 27 Feb 2016 - Tuesday 01 Mar 2016

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Estimated Delivery: Friday 26 Feb 2016 by 1pm

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