Milton Keynes Formulary
Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group
Milton Keynes Community Health Services

7 Obstetrics, Gynaecology, and urinary-tract disorders
07-03-05 Hormonal methods

Levonorgestrel 1.5mg

Levonorgestrel 1.5mg tablet

First choice oral emergency contraception for patients presenting within 72hrs of unprotected sexual intercourse.

Prescribe generically.

Available free of charge to under 25s via PGD through some pharmacies in Milton keynes

Do not prescibe as the OTC preparation (Levonelle One Step) as it is more than twice the cost of the POM product.

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Ulipristal acetate 30mg EllaOne®

Ulipristal acetate 30mg as Ella One®


Licensed for emergency contraception within 120hrs (5 days) after unprotected sexual intercourse.

Patients presenting between 72hrs and 120hrs may be offered the choice of ulipristal acetate or intrauterine device and the risks and benefits of each method should be discussed with the patient.

Pregnacy should be excluded before ulipristal is taken.

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