Morning After Pill
What is the Morning after pill?
The morning-after pill, also known as an emergency contraceptive pill or post-coital contraceptive pill is a form of birth control method to decrease the risk of pregnancy that can be taken in the first 120 hours (within 5 days) of unprotected sex. These pills show its maximum effect if it is taken within the first 3 days after intercourse.
What is Ulipristal Acetate?
Ulipristal Acetate is an emergency contraceptive pill sold under the brand name ellaOne. Being an emergency contraceptive pill it is also known as the morning-after pill. You can buy the morning-after pill online.
The morning after pill is taken by mouth. Each film-coated morning after pill contain 30 mg Ulipristal Acetate. You can use the morning-after pill within 120 hours (5 days) of unprotected sexual intercourse or failure of the contraceptive device.
How morning after pill works?
ellaOne 30 mg is an orally active synthetic selective progesterone receptor modulator. Having tissue-specific progesterone antagonist effect, it directly affects endometrium which is the lining of your uterus. Morning after pill inhibits or delays ovulation. If ovulation already has occurred morning after pill will be ineffective. Therefore you should take morning after pill as soon as possible after an unprotected sex. As the time of ovulation can not be predicted. Another important thing is that you should not use morning after pill as your regular contraceptive measure. Morning after pill is made for occasional use only.
You should not take morning after pill to terminate an already existing pregnancy. This pill does not have any effect on ongoing pregnancy. That is why if you are pregnant you should not take the morning after pill.