ella® contains the substance ulipristal acetate which acts by modifying the activity of the natural hormone progesterone which is necessary for ovulation to occur. As a result, this medicine works by postponing ovulation.Your next period may come early or late, and your period also may be heavier, lighter, spotty (light bleeding that happens between menstrual periods), and more or less painful than is normal for you*. By your next menstrual cycle everything should return to its usual pattern. In fact, your fertility is likely to return rapidly after taking the morning after pill. If you have unprotected sex after taking the tablet, it will not stop you from becoming pregnant, so we recommend using a barrier method of contraception – like a condom or diaphragm – until your next period arrives.
ella® has no long-lasting and usually mild side effects and ide effects differ for each woman and may include*:
It is unlikely that it will turn you into an over-emotional, chocolate-craving, acne ridden wreck.