ellaOne is an emergency contraceptive.
ellaOne is a contraceptive intended to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if your contraceptive method has failed.
-if you had sex without protection;
-if your or your partner’s condom tore, slipped or came off, or if you forgot to use one;
-if you did not take your contraceptive pill as recommended.
You should take the tablet as soon as possible after sex, and within a maximum of 5 days (120 hours). This is because the sperm can survive up to 5 days in your body after intercourse.
This medicine is suitable for any woman of childbearing age, including adolescents.
You can take the tablet at any time in the menstrual cycle.
Source: Patient Information Leaflet