The Morning After or Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP)
This emergency contraceptive pill will be most effective if you take it as soon as possible after unprotected sex.
Within 24 hours is best, but it can prevent pregnancy if taken up to 5 days (120 hours) after sex. It will not prevent pregnancy if taken any later than this.
WARNING! Do not take the emergency contraceptive pill if you are pregnant or have had a positive pregnancy test.
A doctor's prescription is NOT required.
However a pharmacist consultation is required, and there is a small chargefor the service.
Your privacy is assured.
- If you are already pregnant this pill will not cause an abortion!
- If you take this pill and still become pregnant, there is no evidence that the baby will be harmed.
- Breastfeeding? The emergency contraceptive pill is generally considered safe to take while breastfeeding – but check with your doctor if you’re concerned.
- Taking the emergency contraceptive pill will not affect your chances of getting pregnant in the future.