If you do decide you want to take it you shouldn't start it until at least six weeks after the birth, when breastfeeding is fully established. If you struggle to remember to start your next pack on time you might find an every day pill like Microgynon 30 ED is better for you. A study published in showed that of 1, women who received the emergency pill within 72 hours of sex, 37 became pregnant 1, did not.
You can get them from most community pharmacies and also from your GP or sexual health clinic. Some types of emergency contraception work best when taken within 72 hours 3 days after intercourse. The first magazine ads for the pill ran in EllaOne contains ulipristal acetate and is licensed to be taken within hours five days of sex.
Levonelle or ellaOne can make you feel sick, dizzy or tired, or give you a headache, tender breasts or abdominal pain. If fertilization and implantation have already happened, ECPs will not interrupt the pregnancy.
Start your next pack after the seven pill-free days are up, even if you are still bleeding. A study published in showed that of 1, women who received the emergency pill within 72 hours of sex, 37 became pregnant 1, did not.
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Take the last pill you missed as soon as possible, even if this means taking two pills at the same time. For more information, see How effective is emergency contraception? Email e. Practice Areas.