Ella is a prescription medication used to prevent pregnancy as an emergency contraception. Ella can be taken alone or in combination with other drugs.
Ella belongs to a pharmacological class known as Progestin Receptor Modulators.
Ella is not confirmed to be safe or effective in children under the age of 18. It is not accessible over-the-counter, unlike other emergency contraceptive tablets.
Ella, like all FDA-approved contraception techniques, does not interfere with an established pregnancy when a fertilized egg is already connected to the uterus.
This medicine may not be effective in women who are overweight (body mass index more than 30), or if you are taking other medications. This has the potential to result in pregnancy. See your doctor for further information and to determine whether this drug is appropriate for you.
How To Use Ella?
Before you begin taking Ulipristal, read the Patient Information Booklet available from your pharmacist. If you have any concerns, see your medical professional.
As soon as possible after unprotected intercourse, take 1 tablet by mouth with or without food, as advised by your doctor. This drug is most effective when used within 120 hours (5 days) of unprotected intercourse.
If vomiting occurs within 3 hours of taking this medicine, call your doctor to see if the dose should be repeated.
The timing of your menstruation and the amount you bleed may differ from your normal cycle after taking this medication. If your menstruation is more than 7 days late, contact your doctor straight away.
After the use of this medicine, you should use a barrier-type birth control (such as condoms or a diaphragm) every time you have sex until your period arrives. If you use or want to use hormonal birth control, wait at least 5 days after taking this prescription before commencing (since these medications may interact and make both drugs less effectivel). Speak with your doctor about effective birth control methods if necessary.
Ella, like other contraceptive medicines, may have negative effects.
This is not an exhaustive list of possible adverse effects; more may arise. Side effects can be discussed with your doctor. Contact your healthcare practitioner if you suffer any additional side effects.
Ella often causes the following adverse effects:
- Changes in the menstrual cycle
- Menstrual period pain
- Discomfort in the stomach
- Tiredness or a lack of energy
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