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Generic name: Ulipristal

Class: Progesterone receptor modulators

What is Ella?

The ella pill acts as an emergency contraceptive. It works by preventing or putting off the release of eggs from the ovary. Ulipristal could cause a delay for fertilized eggs to connect with the uterus.The ella drug is used to stop the possibility of pregnancy after having sex without using a condom or any other efficient birth control method. Also, it is employed to stop pregnancy when a standard method or birth control method has not worked. This medication should not be used as a routine type of daily, weekly, or monthly contraceptive.


Side effects of Ella

See a doctor immediately. If you notice any symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue,Consult your physician immediately or seek urgent medical attention if you experience intense discomfort in your stomach (especially on one side) 3 to 5 weeks following the use of ella.

Common ella side effects may include:

  • Headache;
  • Tiredness, dizziness, and headaches
  • Nausea, stomach pain,
  • Menstrual cramps.

This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Others could happen. Contact your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Ella is not recommended to be used for a continuous method of daily, weekly, or even monthly birth control.Elil can harm the unborn baby and cause a birth defect. Don't use it if you are pregnant or suspect that you are expecting.Before you start taking this medicine, be sure to inform your doctor if there is any history of an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy or if your last menstrual cycle was less than four weeks in the past. Inform your doctor of any other medications you take.Consult your doctor if you feel your next menstrual cycle is more than a week overdue. You'll need the test for pregnancy to make sure you're not pregnant. Don't take a second course. Contact your doctor immediately when you feel extreme discomfort in your stomach (especially only on one of your sides) between 3 and 5 weeks after taking this medication.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to use ella when you've already verified the pregnancy or if you have an allergy to the ulipristal.Don't take this medication. If you haven't yet noticed menstrual period-related symptoms or if you are premenopausal,To make sure that this medicine is appropriate for you, tell your physician if you've had any of the following:

  • An ectopic (tubal) pregnancy
  • If your last menstrual cycle was more than four weeks earlier,

This medication could harm a baby who is not born as well as cause birth defects. Don't use emergency contraception if you're already pregnant or believe you might be expecting.Ulipristal is a drug that can be passed through breastmilk and cause harm to a nursing infant. Do not breastfeed while taking this medication.

Similar/related drugs

levonorgestrel, Plan B One-Step, Ulipristal, ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel , Morning After, Take Action

How to take Ella?

Conform with the exact dosage recommended by your physician. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Don't take this medication in greater or lesser quantities or for longer than prescribed. It is generally prescribed at the earliest possible time following unprotected sexual activity or failure of birth control methods (such as condoms that ruptured during the sex). Follow the instructions of your doctor for dosage extremely carefully. Ella can be used at any time during menstrual cycles; however, you must take the medication within five weeks (120 hours) following a sexual encounter that is not protected. If you experience vomiting within three hours of taking tablets, the treatment might not be as efficient. Consult your physician about the necessity of taking a second dosage.

It is safe to take this medicine without or with food. After having taken Ella, it is recommended to utilize a barrier type of contraception (condom or diaphragm containing spermicide) at the very least until the time of your next menstrual cycle. Ulipristal may reduce the effectiveness of hormonal contraception. This is true for birth control pills and injection patches on the skin, as well as vaginal rings. You must wait at least 5 days following the administration of ella before starting to use the hormonal method of birth control (birth control injections, pills, implants, vaginal rings, or skin patches). Both ulipristal and hormonal birth control could be less effective if taken at the same time. It may be necessary to apply a barrier to control births until hormonal birth control starts to work. Place the container back in its original container in a cool, dry place far from heat, humidity, and light. Consult your physician if your next menstrual cycle is more than a week late. You'll need the pregnancy test to be sure that you're not pregnant. Do not take another course of the drug ella.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Contraception:

One tablet of 30 mg orally in the first 12 minutes (5 days) following an unprotected sexual encounter or suspected contraceptive inability
Take in a meal or with food.
Do not eat grapefruit, and drink the juice of grapefruit while you are treating.
The drug is available anytime during menstrual cycles.

Use: To prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse or a suspected or confirmed contraceptive inability.

What happens if I miss the dose?

This medication is administered only when it is needed and is not part of any daily dose schedule.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Ella does not shield your body from sexually transmitted infections such as HIV and AIDS. Utilizing a condom is the only way to guard yourself from these illnesses.

Interaction with other drug

Discuss with your doctor the medicines you take and the ones you begin or stop using in the course of treatment for this medication in particular:

  • Birth control pills;
  • Bosentan;
  • Griseofulvin;
  • John's wort
  • Rifampin;
  • Topiramate;
  • A barbiturate—butabarbital, secobarbital, pentobarbital, phenobarbital;
  • Seizure medicine: carbamazepine, felbamate, oxcarbazepine, and phenytoin.

This list isn't complete. Other medications may interact with ulipristal. These include prescription and over-the-counter medicines as well as vitamins and herbal products. The interactions of all potential types aren't mentioned in this drug guide.



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