Emergency hormonal contraception 

EHC

The Morning After Pill

We offer a service in the pharmacy after a private chat with a qualified member of the pharmacy or we can deliver to Chiswick Business Park.

If you work at the Business Park you can contact us below or call at your convenience. The pharmacist and other suitably trained staff will then check it is suitable for you, give you advice regarding the products and answer any questions you have. We can then deliver to you at your workplace.

         The copper coil

The copper coil is the most effective form of emergency contraception and provides long term contraception-you can access this from your nearest family planning clinic. However, it is still recommended to take the morning after pill in case the copper coil cannot be inserted.

Your Choices

We offer 2 different pills at the pharmacy. 

Levonelle can be used for up to 72 hours after unprotected sex, and Ellaone can be given up to 120 hours after. There is evidence to suggest Ellaone is more effective than Levonelle.

Levonelle can only be used by people over the age of 16.

Ellaone does not have an age limit.

Breastfeeding should be avoided for one week after taking EllaOne.

Levonelle is thought to be safe in breastfeeding women.

In women weighing over 70kg, Levonelle is not as effective and Ellaone is recommended.

Side effects

Important Information

  • The morning after pill is not 100% effective. You should take the pill as soon as possible to maximise the effectiveness.

  • If vomiting occurs within 3 hours of taking the pill, please contact us immediately as this will affect the absorption of the medication and you will need to take another dose

  • The morning after pill does not provide contraception cover for subsequent unprotected sexual intercourse. It is important to use contraception or abstain to avoid pregnancy

  • The pill may affect your next period - it may become shorter, longer, lighter or delay your next period. If your period is more than 5 days late then take a pregnancy test 

Common side effects include: headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, lower stomach pain, delayed period, changes to next period, painful periods, mood changes, breast tenderness, fatigue

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