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.
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.