Emergency Hormonal Contraception, also known as “the morning after pill”, can be taken within 3-5 days of unprotected sex and will prevent pregnancy by preventing implantation of a fertilised egg into the uterus.
If you had sex without using contraception, or if your contraception failed, you might want to consider taking emergency hormonal contraception. Examples might be:
All you need to do is contact one of our pharmacists, who will have a brief, friendly and discreet chat with you that will help determine whether the morning after pill is the best course of action for you.
You have two options you can trust:
ellaOne: considered the most effective pill and can be taken with 5 days of unprotected sex.
Levonorgestrel (or Levonelle): can be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex. There are drawbacks to this, and two tablets are needed for women over 70kg or on certain medications.
In the cases of the medications above, ellaOne cannot be used, as it won’t work. However Levonelle may still be used, but may need to have the dosage increased. Anna Pharmacy now offers emergency hormonal contraceptives and counselling should you need it regarding your decision in Sutton, Carshalton and Hackbridge.