Ella Morning-after Pill
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The morning-after pill or emergency contraception pill works by delaying or stop ovulation to help prevent unwanted pregnancy. In Singapore, you will require a valid doctor’s prescription when purchasing emergency contraceptive pills.
ABOUT ELLA MORNING-AFTER PILL
Condom split? Missed pill? Caught in the moment? Whatever the reason, realising that you’ve had unprotected sex and could be at risk of pregnancy is never a fun moment. Don’t feel alone – plenty of people have been in this situation before. To reduce the risk of unplanned pregnancy, it is wise to seek emergency contraception as soon as possible.
ellaOne® is an oral emergency contraceptive pill (also known as the morning after pill) containing ulipristal acetate.
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.
HOW IT WORKS
Book an online consultation with our doctor.
Connect with our doctor online to determine if emergency contraception is suitable for you.
Get the Ella pill delivered to your doorsteps within 3 hours after the online consultation.
SHIPPING & REFUND POLICY
Free shipping in Singapore within 3 hours after online consultation.
If the doctor has determined that the emergency contraception pill is not suitable for you, full refund will be granted.
How does ellaOne® work?
ellaOne® works by delaying ovulation so that any sperm in the female reproductive system cannot find an egg to fertilise, and so no pregnancy can occur.
When you have unprotected sex, sperm travel from the vagina, through the cervix and up the fallopian tubes where they wait for an egg. ellaOne® helps prevent or delay ovulation until all the sperm have died (5 days), so there is no egg for them to fertilise and no pregnancy can take place.
It is very important that you take ellaOne® as soon as possible after unprotected sex for it to be most effective.
If ovulation has already taken place, no morning after pill will be effective. It is very hard to know when you are ovulating as your cycle can change from month to month. By taking ellaOne® as soon as possible after unprotected sex, you reduce the risk of ovulating in that time.
The morning after pill only works by preventing ovulation, it can not cause an abortion and it will not have any effect in a case where an egg has already been fertilised.
How effective is ellaOne®?
In a clinical trial, ellaOne® has been shown to reduce the rate of pregnancy to just 9 in 1000 when taken within 24 hours of unprotected sex. This is because of the active ingredient ulipristal acetate, which has been shown to be 2.5 times more effective than other morning after pills containing levonorgestrel.
You can take ellaOne® up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex, but it is more effective the sooner you take it.
What to expect after taking ellaOne®?
ellaOne® is generally well tolerated but, like any medicine, some people will experience side effects after taking ellaOne®. The most common side effects typically only affect up to 1 in 10 people. For more information about potential side effects, please see this article.
It is important to remember that ellaOne® is only effective for a specific instance of unprotected sex. Taking ellaOne® will not protect you for future occasions of unprotected sex. Your fertility will return to normal very quickly, and you should use a condom until your next period arrives, even if you are using a hormonal method of contraception like the pill.
Mild side effects may occur, but generally there is no reason that taking ellaOne® should interfere with what you had planned for that day or the evening afterwards. You can drink alcohol after using ellaOne®.
What are the side effects of ellaOne®?
The most common side effects (which will only affect up to 1 in 10 people) include headaches, stomach pain, breast tenderness, mood changes and feeling nauseous. For more information, please take a look at our guide to the potential side effects of ellaOne®.