Morning After Pill

Morning-After Pill

The morning-after pill, also known as an emergency hormonal contraceptive pill, can be taken after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy.
It is recommended to take the pill as soon as possible after sexual intercourse.
To determine your eligibility for the pill, you will be required to complete a short assessment form. The pharmacist may also ask further questions to establish if the treatment is suitable for you.

Available Medication Options

There are two drugs available in the UK without a prescription that are used as Emergency Hormonal Contraceptives (EHC).
  1. Levonelle One-Step: can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sexual intercourse.
  2. EllaOne: can be taken up to 120 hours after unprotected sexual intercourse.

How does the service work?

The morning-after pill is not to be used regularly as it’s only for occasional emergency use when another form of contraceptive was missed or failed.
The pharmacist will advise you as to which contraceptive pill is suitable for you during a consultation.
If the service is not suitable for you, we will signpost you to the appropriate healthcare provider.

Book your in-pharmacy appointment in our private consultation room.