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Morning after pill reviews

3.4

28 reviews

The morning after pill is a small tablet which is taken after sex. It delays your ovaries releasing an egg (ovulation) to help prevent pregnancy.

Once after sex

Frequency

97 - 98%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Morning after pill

Morning after pill ingredients

Main hormones in Morning after pill

progestogen

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Contraceptives that work in similar ways, or brands that have close or exactly the same hormonal ingredients


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3.4

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
33 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  15th Apr 24

  •  Still using

All good, easy and convenient.

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  21st Feb 24

  •  Stopped using

I used the emergency contraception pill when someone ejaculated inside of me to avoid pregnancy and it was useful.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  15th Feb 24

  •  Still using

For those emergencies where me and my partner haven’t used a condom or had sex during my ovulation period, I’ve been used the morning after pill which has most definitely been very effective for me. I don’t really experience any excessive side effects but what I do notice every time I take this medication my period is comes a week later than normal and it can be much heavier at times with more clots , and the periods are very painful.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
17 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  10th Feb 24

  •  Stopped using

At first i did not know what contraception to use and i was introduced to Levonelle and my overall experience was good . I did not experience any irregularities with my period or any change with my weight.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  8th Feb 24

  •  Stopped using

Took the morning after pill when I needed it and I had no problems or delays with my period the following month.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  24th Oct 23

  •  Stopped using

Took it after being advised by GP even though my pregnancy test was negative. Nauseous straight away for nearly 24hrs. Had period like cramps for a day too. Worst bit was my mood was very low and emotional for 4 days, when I wanted to be happy as I was with family and boyfriend. Constantly felt like I had caused a problem when I hadn't. Didn't need to check if it had worked as I had my period a couple weeks later. Periods haven't gone back to normal and have experienced other changes since but because I started taking the mini-pill straight away afterwards.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
34 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  14th May 23

  •  Stopped using

I mean, it did the job! I didn't get pregnant! I was early in my cycle (around cycle day 12) It was a super precaution as I was unsure if withdrawal was effective at the time. I was in an awful mood about 1/2 days after taking it (like mega PMS) and had spotting just before my period started. I also had a bout of thrush just before I got my period too after taking it.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
32 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th Sep 22

  •  Still using

Always choose the best option for you I have taken this pill numerous times so i was aware of the side affects, not so bad as other pills just a heavier period which also came early which is normal for me happems most times I've took it but overall I would recommend for a morning after solution.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  5th Apr 22

  •  Stopped using

Had to take after a condom issue (whoopsie) while waiting to get an appointment for a coil fitting. Was concerned about all the side effects I’d read online but was really relieved that I didn’t experience any and was simple to take. Does the job (I’m not pregnant) but very, very expensive from local pharmacist. I wasn’t offered a range of the options available and in future will be ordering from the lowdown if needed again


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  15th Feb 22

  •  Stopped using

I thought I didn’t have much negative side effect after this and I’ve taken it about twice or thrice in the last ten years when another contraceptive method has failed. Every time I have taken it, about a month after I have an incredible amount of hair fall which really worried me.


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