All You Need to Know About the Morning After Pill

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Looking For The Morning After Pill In Neath, Wales?

Emergency Contraception, also known as the Morning After Pill can help prevent unwanted pregnancy within (the) 4 days of intercourse. If you have had unprotected sex or if there has been a possibility that your method of contraception has failed, we offer the Morning After Pill in Neath, Wales to help prevent pregnancy.

How Does The Morning After Pill Work?

When other forms of contraception have failed such as a condom slipping or splitting, or forgetting to take your contraceptive pill, the morning after pill can help. it works by delaying the release of eggs during the ovulation phase of your menstrual cycle. Rising levels of luteinising hormone (LH) trigger ovulation. The higher the levels, the less likely the morning after pill will protect you. Therefore, the sooner you take it, preferably on the same day, the more effective the pill will be.

If you are in need of the morning after pill in Neath, Wales, you will be offered Levonorgestrel OR ellaOne. We ensure a hassle free service to all our patients. Simply call us or book an appointment online.

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Please note that our pharmacist will need to speak to the person for whom the pill is for and will need to ask a few questions regarding the patients’ medical history. This is done in the privacy of our consultation room. Everything discussed is in complete confidence therefore you can feel completely comfortable and safe when using this service.

How Does Levonorgestrel Work?

Levonorgestrel is a synthetic hormone that prevents your ovaries from releasing an egg during the ovulation phase of your menstrual cycle. The hormone also helps to prevent an egg that has already been released from becoming fertilised by sperm. You must take this pill within 3 days of unprotected sex for it to be effective.

How Does EllaOne Work?

ellaOne contains ulipristal acetate, a chemical which prevents or delays the release of an egg during ovulation. This prevents you from getting pregnant, as it ensures that the egg cannot be fertilised. Taking ellaOne may also make other forms of contraception, such as the combined pill, less effective. It is important to take extra precautions, such as using condoms, after taking the ellaOne tablet.

To be most effective, ellaOne should be taken within 5 days of unprotected sex. Levonorgestrel becomes less effective when your LH levels increase, however studies have shown that ellaOne is effective for a full 5 days following sex. If you miss or experience a period more than 7 days late after taking either pill, you are advised to take a pregnancy test.

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What Are The Side Effects Of The Morning After Pill?

Common side effects experienced when taking the morning after pill are:

  • irregular bleeding or changes to your next period
  • nausea
  • headaches
  • abdominal or period pain

Can I get the emergency contraceptive pill in advance?

You can get the emergency contraceptive pill in advance of having unprotected sex if:

  • you’re going on holiday
  • you can’t get hold of emergency contraception easily
A more extensive list of side effects can be found on the NHS website. You can also contact us for further guidance and advice from one of our pharmacists.

Please note:

The morning after pill cannot protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or diseases (STDs) such as chlamydia or HIV. It also does not prevent future pregnancies if you have unprotected sexual intercourse again. Practising safe sex prevents you from catching and spreading STIs and it is highly recommended that you use condoms alongside a different form of birth control, such as the contraceptive pill or IUD.

Your emergency contraception must be collected in store.

If you need the Morning After Pill in Neath, Wales then book an appointment with us and speak to a member of our team today. We are here to support you always.

Categories: Common Ailments (NHS), Pharmacist Prescriptions, Women's Health