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Ulipristal Acetate

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Progestin Receptor Modulator Ella®

Ulipristal Acetate - What is it for

​There are 2 types of emergency contraception; the pill method and the insertion of a device called the copper intrauterine device (IUD). A copper IUD can prevent pregnancy because its presence is toxic to sperms. A woman might use emergency contraception if she forgot to take her birth control pills, if the condom broke or slipped off during sexual intercourse, or if no birth control methods were used.

Ella®( ulipristal acetate) , also known as “Morning-After Pill”, is one of the pill methods. It is a safe and effective way to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse.

Ulipristal Acetate - Additional Information

​When can I start my regular hormonal contraception after taking Ella®?

You can start 5 days after taking Ella®. You must also use a barrier method ( for example; condoms, diaphragms and spermicides) until your next menstrual period, or not have sexual intercourse.

Using a hormonal birth control method and taking Ella® at the same time can reduce the effectiveness of both medications.

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  • Updated on Monday, September 30, 2019
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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