What should I know about EllaOne®?

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Do I need to continue taking my contraceptive pill after taking EllaOne®?

Using EllaOne® with regular hormonal contraceptives could reduce contraceptive action of both drugs. After using EllaOne®, if you wish to use regular hormonal contraception such as birth control pills, you should do so no sooner than 5 days after the intake of EllaOne®. Be sure to also use a reliable barrier contraceptive method such as condoms until your next period. EllaOne® should not be used together with emergency contraceptives containing levonorgestrel. By taking them both together, you might make EllaOne® less effective. Your pharmacist or doctor may have more information on medicines to be careful with or avoid while being treated with EllaOne®.

Once you’ve had your period, you can relax and for your next cycle you can stick to your regular contraceptive method – just remember to use it correctly! In case your period is more than 7 days late, if your period is abnormal in character or if there are symptoms suggestive of pregnancy or in case of doubt, a pregnancy test should be considered.

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