What is ellaOne®?

  • ellaOne® is a morning after pill that can prevent a pregnancy after unprotected sex, or if your contraceptive method has failed 1
  • ellaOne® is effective when it matters most because it can prevent pregnancy even when you are about to ovulate – which is when your risk of getting pregnant is at its greatest
  • ellaOne® works by delaying ovulation (egg release). By the time an egg is released the sperm inside you are no longer capable of making you pregnant
  • Each tablet of ellaOne® contains 30 mg ulipristal acetate
  • ellaOne® is easy to take  – it is a single tablet to be taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex
  • ellaOne® should be taken as soon as possible, but no later than 5 days (120 hours) after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure
  • ellaOne® is suitable for women of reproductive age
  • ellaOne® can be taken any time during your cycle


1.ellaOne® Patient Information Leaflet.
2.ellaOne® Summary of Product Characteristics.
3.Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare. Guideline on Emergency contraception 2012. Available at http://www.fsrh.org/pdfs/CEUguidanceEmergencyContraception11.pdf. Accessed June 2013.
4.Brache V et al. Contraception 2013; 88(5): 611-618.
5.Pallone S and Bergus G. J Am Board Fam Med 2009; 22: 147–157.