There is no known interaction between ellaOne® and alcohol, and there is no evidence that drinking will make ellaOne® less effective.
“I often get asked about whether someone can drink alcohol if they have had a specific medicine,” says Deborah Evans, a pharmacist with over 30 years of experience.**
“There is no specific interaction between ellaOne and alcohol and so it is OK to have a drink after taking, or after drinking, for example, the night before. However, having too much alcohol can make you sick and if this happens within 3 hours of taking ellaOne, then you will need to take another tablet.”
**Deborah Evans does not endorse any products or brands.
If you use a daily contraceptive pill as your regular contraceptive, it’s important that you remember to take it as per the instructions for your specific pill. If you usually take it at night and you’re going out, it’s important to remember to still take it otherwise it may not be effective.
HRA’s 2022 Big Sex Survey** found that 42% of 18-24 year-olds, 43% of 25-34 year- olds and 60% of 35-44 year olds have never tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Condoms are the only contraceptive method which also protects against STIs, so if you’re sleeping with someone new or you’re not sure of your partner’s status, it’s a good idea to use condoms even if you are using another contraceptive method. We also recommend testing for STIs whenever you sleep with a new partner to keep yourself and others safe.
**Based on responses from over 2,000 female, trans and non binary people in the U.K