ella® can be taken at any time of the menstrual cycle, but if you have ovulated then it may not be effective – however this is very difficult to predict, so speak to your pharmacist or healthcare provider who will be able to advise you further.
What happens if you take ellaOne after ovulation?
ellaOne, the most effective morning after pill*, will do our best to explain how ovulation can affect the morning after pill, with help from pharmacist Deborah Evans**. The short answer is: no. All morning after pills work by delaying ovulation, so if you have ovulated in the last 24 hours then it won’t be effective.
Will the morning after pill work if I have already ovulated?
Morning-after pills won’t work if your body has already started ovulating. This is why timing is so important, especially if you’re using Plan B and other levonorgestrel morning-after pills. (ella works closer to the time of ovulation than levonorgestrel morning-after pills like Plan B.)
How effective is ellaOne if you’ve already ovulated?
Like all contraceptive pills, ellaOne is not guaranteed to be 100% effective — especially if you have already ovulated. For the highest chance of success, take ellaOne as soon as possible after unprotected sex.
Does Ella stop implantation?
Ella (ulipristal) is a progesterone receptor modulator, meaning it stops your body from using the progesterone it makes naturally. It works to prevent pregnancy by temporarily stopping your ovaries from releasing an egg and by preventing a fertilized egg from implanting in your uterus.
How do I know if I’ve ovulated?
your cervical mucus – you may notice wetter, clearer and more slippery mucus around the time of ovulation. your body temperature – there’s a small rise in body temperature after ovulation takes place, which you may be able to detect with a thermometer.