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The morning after pill is a type of emergency contraception, used to prevent a pregnancy in the days after unprotected sex. This might be because no contraception was used or because it failed – a torn condom or missed pill, for example.

It works by delaying, or preventing, the release of an egg (ovulation), but to work, it must be taken a short time after sex. It can be taken at any point in your menstrual cycle. Side effects are minimal but if you vomit within two hours of taking it, you must take another.

The morning after pill is not the same as an abortion, which is the termination of a foetus up to 24 weeks into a pregnancy.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Aug 23, 2021 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Aug 25, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm

There are two main types of morning after pill tablets on the market in the UK.

ellaOne

ellaOne is considered to be a highly effective form of emergency contraception. It’s 95% effective when used within 120 hours (5 days) of intercourse.

Levonelle

Levonelle diminishes in effectiveness over time. Taken up to 12 hours after unprotected sex, it is 95% effective, but only 58% effective after 48 to 72 hours (3 days).

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Aug 23, 2021 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Aug 25, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm

The morning after pill is suitable for most women, but as with all medication, you should check first with your GP or pharmacist before you start taking it.

If you choose to buy your emergency contraception online, we will ask you a few quick questions first, and your answers will be reviewed by one of our team. Our pharmacists only prescribe medication to customers where we feel it is safe to do so.

The morning after pill should not be used if you are already pregnant – these medications will not terminate a pregnancy. If you think you are already pregnant, you should speak to a GP or contact your local sexual health clinics.

If you are taking the pill (combined or progesterone-only), you can still use emergency contraception, but be aware that the morning after pill may interfere with your regular pill. Always read the patient information leaflet that comes with your medication – it contains advice on how to resume your usual methods of contraception.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Aug 23, 2021 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Aug 25, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm

The morning after pill is not intended to be used as a form of long-term contraception, however, there may be instances where you want to plan ahead. If you’re going on holiday, for example, or you’re likely to be somewhere where you know you can’t get hold of emergency contraception quickly, then you may wish to buy it in advance.

If you need help choosing a long-term contraception to suit you, start by reading the NHS guide to contraception online. Your GP and local sexual health clinics will also be able to advise you on family planning- they may suggest one of the following.

  • Condom
  • Diaphragm or cap
  • Combined pill
  • Progesterone-only pill
  • Contraception implant, injection, or patch
  • IUD (coil)
  • Vaginal ring

It’s important to remember that the morning after pill will not stop you getting pregnant if you have unprotected sex again, after you’ve taken it.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Aug 23, 2021 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Aug 25, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm

It’s quick and easy to buy the morning after pill online from Post My Meds. There are just three simple steps to complete.

  1. Browse our range of emergency contraception
  2. Order morning after pill and complete a consultation form
  3. Buy securely with fast delivery

We need to ensure that you are suitable to take the treatment you’ve chosen, so before we dispatch your order, we will ask you to take a short online consultation – this is completely confidential and takes just a few minutes.

If we receive your order by 4pm on a weekday or 11am on a Saturday, we’ll dispatch it the same day by first class post. And to protect your privacy, we send out all orders in discrete, unbranded packaging that contains only your name and address.

Buying online from Post My Meds is as safe as buying in store. We are a registered online pharmacy with the General Pharmaceutical Council and the medicines we sell are approved by the UK’s regulatory body for medicines and healthcare products (MHRA).

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Aug 23, 2021 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Aug 25, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm