ellaOne pill vs Levonelle One Step pill

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Overview

Rated 3.5

11 reviews

Once after sex

Frequency

98%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Rated 3.6

5 reviews

Once after sex

Frequency

97%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

ellaOne pill ingredients

Main hormones in ellaOne pill

Androgenicity unknown


Levonelle One Step pill ingredients

Main hormones in Levonelle One Step pill

Androgenic progestogen

What Lowdown reviewers say

Benefits: What this contraceptive can help with

There are no benefits that are recognised in scientific research or guidelines for this contraceptive

There are no benefits that are recognised in scientific research or guidelines for this contraceptive

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ellaOne pill reviews

11 reviews

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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Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

1 comments

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.


Top side effects not reported

1 helpful

0 comments

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


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

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.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

1 comments

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.


Top side effects not reported

1 helpful

0 comments

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


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments


Levonelle One Step pill reviews

5 reviews

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

  •  Still using

All good, easy and convenient.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

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.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

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.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

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

  •  Still using

All good, easy and convenient.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

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.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

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.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

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.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  30th Nov 21

  •  Stopped using

It worked and you're not exactly offered a choice with what you're given but this seriously effected my mood both times I took it.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

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