Things to tell your pharmacist

Things to tell your pharmacist

If you have had unprotected sex or contraceptive failure, it’s important you get emeprgency contraception as soon as possible. ellaOne® is a suitable morning after pill for women of reproductive age but it’s important to tell your pharmacist of any health conditions or medication you may be taking.

Below is a list of medicines and health conditions you should tell your pharmacist about when discussing ellaOne®:

  •  Liver disease. ellaOne® morning after pill is not recommended for women with severe liver disease
  • Taking steroid tablets (oral glucocorticoids) for severe asthma
  • Certain medicines used to treat epilepsy (phenytoin, fosphenytoine, phenobarbital, primidone, carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine)
  • Certain medicines used to treat HIV infection (ritonavir, efavirenz, nevirapine)
  • Certain medicines used to treat bacterial infections (for example rifampicin, rifabutin)
  • Herbal remedies containing St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) used for depression or anxiety
  • ellaOne® should not be used together with emergency contraceptives containing levonorgestrel