No. If you are already pregnant, there is no evidence that ellaOne® will have any affect – harmful or otherwise – on the baby. ellaOne® cannot terminate an existing pregnancy. One of the most common myths about the morning after pill, is that it causes a ‘mini abortion’, however this is incorrect. The morning after pill delays or prevents ovulation, it does not terminate or interrupt an existing pregnancy.
If you suspect you might already be pregnant, then the pharmacist or healthcare professional will ask that you take a pregnancy test before they give you ellaOne®, to make sure this is not the case.
If you have taken ellaOne® while pregnant, you should contact your GP immediately.