Ulipristal Acetate (For emergency contraception)
- If you have had a sexual intercourse whereas either yourself or your partner did not use a contraceptive method
- If you have forgotten to take consecutive 3 regular contraceptive pills
- If your partner’s condom has broken, slipped or been improperly removed or if he has forgotten to use it
- If you fear that your intrauterine device has been expelled
- If your vaginal diaphragm or your contraceptive cap has moved or if have removed it too easily
- If you are afraid that the method of coitus interruptus has failed or if you have had sexual intercourse during the period when you are supposed to be fertile while using the rhythm method
- In the event of rape
After using an emergency contraception, it is recommended to use a local contraceptive mean (condom, spermicide, cervical cap) until the next menstrual period resume.The use of Ulipristal Acetate does not contraindicate the continuation of regular hormonal contraception. If you have used this medicine while you were using an oral contraception (contraceptive pill), you should carry on taking the usual tablets until the end of the treatment. In case no menstrual period occurs in the next pill free period following the use of Ulipristal Acetate, a pregnancy test should be performed to rule out a pregnancy.
- If you have hypersensitivity to Ulipristal Acetate or its any excipients
- Do not use more than one time in the same menstrual cycle
- If you are already pregnant
- Nausea and vomiting
- Dizziness, fatigue, headache
- Abdominal pain
- A feeling of breast tenderness
- Bleeding can occur after taking this medicine
Pregnancy & Lactation
- The associated hormonal overdosing is not advisable in case of regular intake
- It cannot replace a regular contraception
After taking Ulipristal Acetate, menstrual period usually occurs at the expected date nevertheless, it can occur earlier or later by a few days. After taking this tablet, it is therefore mandatory to check the absence of pregnancy by performing a pregnancy test in case of abnormal bleeding at the date of expected period or in case of menstrual delay of more than 5 days.
The use of emergency contraception does not replace the necessary precautions against sexually transmitted diseases and the measures to be taken in case of risk of transmission.