Avoiding confusion between EC and regular contraception

It is important that women understand that ellaOne® is not a regular form of contraception.1 EC is not 100% effective and it is not as effective as a regular contraceptive method.

It is critical women understand that ellaOne® will not protect them from pregnancy if they have unprotected sex again after taking ellaOne®. They should use a reliable barrier contraceptive method until their next menstrual period, even if they are taking a regular contraceptive pill.2 EC is not contraindicated in women using oral contraceptives but they should read the leaflet inside the pack to find out about continuing use of oral contraceptives in the month that they use ellaOne®.2 The EU package leaflet is also available online .

 

References
1.ellaOne® European Union Summary of Product Characteristics.
2.ellaOne® European Union Patient Information Leaflet.