What should I know about the morning after pill?

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How does the morning after pill work?
Can I take the morning after pill if I’m under 18 years old?
When should I take the morning after pill?

The sooner you take the morning after pill the more effective it will be. Pills containing levonorgestrel are effective for up to 72 hours (3 days), whereas EllaOne® is effective for up to 120 hours (5 days). With either of these emergency contraceptive pills, the longer you leave it, the less effective it will be, so don’t delay.

If you vomit within three hours of taking EllaOne®, you should consult your pharmacist, doctor or healthcare provider in order to take another tablet.

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