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ellaOne Tablet (5-Day Pill)From: £32.99
Levonelle Tablet (3-Day Pill)From: £13.99
Morning After Pill
ellaOne works in 98% of cases to prevent unwanted pregnancies, making it the most effective morning after pill on the market. Levonelle is also an effective emergency contraceptive pill, that works in up to 95% of cases when it’s taken within 24 hours.
For the morning after pill to be effective, you must take it as soon as possible after unprotected sex, and exactly as prescribed by your doctor or pharmacist.
You can read more in our blog ‘How effective is the morning after pill?‘
The morning after pill works by delaying the release of an egg (ovulation). This stops the sperm from coming into contact with the egg and prevents fertilisation.
The earlier you take the pill after unprotected sex, the more likely it is to work.
You can get the morning after pill from your GP surgery, walk-in centre, sexual health or GUM (genitourinary medicine) clinic or contraception clinic. Alternatively, you can buy it privately from a pharmacy, like Post My Meds.
The morning after pill is an effective way of stopping you getting pregnant after unprotected sex. It delays the release of an egg (ovulation) to stop fertilisation, but for this to work it must be taken as soon as possible after having sex.
The morning after pill is a type of emergency contraception designed to prevent pregnancies after unprotected sex, either because your regular contraception failed (a split condom, for example) or you didn’t use anything.
There are two main brands of morning after pill in the UK – ellaOne and Levonelle. They work in a similar way, but may be taken differently. To be effective, ellaOne must be taken within 120 hours (five days) of unprotected sex and Levonelle within 72 hours (three days).
The morning after pill is effective at preventing pregnancies after unprotected sex.
According to the NHS, ellaOne works in 98% of cases when it is taken as prescribed¹. Its rival, Levonelle, is effective in up to 95% of cases when taken within 24 hours
Read more on this in our blog ‘How effective is the morning after pill?‘
The morning after pill cannot be used to delay your period. It is only designed to be used in emergencies to prevent an unwanted pregnancy after unprotected sex.
You can buy Norethisterone tablets to delay your period, from Post My Meds.
Taking ellaOne or Levonelle can cause irregular bleeding or spotting until your next period. Your period may arrive early or late, but if it’s more than five days late, or it’s unusually heavy or light, you should contact your GP.
The morning after pill will not stop you from getting pregnant if you have unprotected sex again after you’ve taken it. For advice on long-term contraception and family planning, speak to your GP or contact your local sexual health clinic.
The two morning after pills (ellaOne and Levonelle) have different timings:
- ellaOne must be taken within 120 hours (five days) of having unprotected sex.
- Levonelle must be taken within 72 hours (three days) of having unprotected sex.
Do not delay ‒ the earlier you take the pill, the more likely it is to work. You should take the morning after pill exactly as prescribed by your doctor or pharmacist.
There are two main types of morning after pill tablets on the market in the UK.
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 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).
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.
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.
- 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.
It’s quick and easy to buy the morning after pill online from Post My Meds. There are just three simple steps to complete.
- Browse our range of emergency contraception
- Order morning after pill and complete a consultation form
- 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 discreet, 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).