Authorises the supply of ellaOne® (ulipristal acetate 30mg) and levonogestrel 1.5 mg (Levonelle®) to women over 16 years of age. Both medicines are for emergency hormonal contraception within 120 hours (ellaOne®) or 72 hours (Levonelle®) after unprotected sexual intercourse (UPSI). Levonorgestrel available as a POM supplied by PGD is a cheaper option than the P med, by around £10, improving access to contraception.

Emergency Hormonal Contraception Information

About the PGD(s)

Treatments available:
• EllaOne® (Ulipristal) 30mg.
• Levonelle® (levonorgestrel)1.5mg.

Price: £39.00

  • The Emergency Hormonal Contraception includes the following resources

    Contains two PGDs for the supply of EllaOne® (Ulipristal acetate 30 mg) and Levonelle® (Levonorgestrel 1.5 mg) to women over 16 years of age.

    Includes: Online resources, online assessment, Standard Operating Procedures and Risk Assessment Forms, Local health authority funding application resources. Easy online PGD access and authorisation - no paper copy required. Exclusive PGD package available to pharmacy.pharmadoctor.co.uk members.

All our PGD service packages come with free access to our 9-5 Monday to Friday clinical support and medical information line.


Why these PGDs

Some of the most popular PGDs and services that we offer. Pharmacy PGD based EHC services allow vital access to contraception and the avoidance of unwanted pregnancies. EllaOne has been proven to be more effective 24 hours after UPSI than Levonelle, however it has not been fully adopted by the NHS because of increase costs involved.

Adverse events should be reported. Reporting forms and information can be found at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. Adverse events should also be reported to the relevant pharmaceutical company.