ellaOne pill vs Levonorgestrel pill

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ellaOne pill

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Levonorgestrel 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 3.3

11 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


Levonorgestrel pill ingredients

Main hormones in Levonorgestrel 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

0 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

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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.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

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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.


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

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0 comments


Levonorgestrel pill reviews

11 reviews

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.


Top side effects not reported

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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
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.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

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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.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

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.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

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.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

1 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
42 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th Jan 22

  •  Stopped using

I took this within 24hours of sex, during which the condom had failed. It didn't work and I ended up having an abortion.


Top side effects not reported

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  22nd Dec 21

  •  Stopped using

I took this morning after pill last month and had no side effects but took it again this month and it delayed my period by 11 days and prolonged it by an extra few days. I was also heavier during this time.


Top side effects not reported

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Used for
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  15th Feb 21

  •  Stopped using

Made me feel ill for the rest of the day, fine again the next morning though. Had quite a bit of spotting and period a little later than usual.


Top side effects not reported

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Used for
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  5th Jan 21

  •  Stopped using

It was terrible ,I felt sick. My period came ten days late with sore breasts (the are still sore even though I'm done). I would recommend it if not trying to fall pregnant. The side effects are worth it.


Top side effects not reported

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Used for
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  8th Dec 20

  •  Stopped using

I had to use it twice. Both times I was already quite stressed about becoming pregnant, and some side effects didn’t help considering that they can be similar to pregnancy side effects. I also experienced bleeding a few days after taking the pill that lasted 3/4 days so it changed my next cycle predictions which doesn’t help. I find it a bit frustrating that there Isn't any information about the bleeding anywhere. They all talk about “spotting” but I don’t feel like that accurately describes the bleeding felt after taking the morning after pill.


Top side effects not reported

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Used for
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  28th Sep 20

  •  Stopped using

It does the job i guess, but the side effects that come with it are terrible tbh, it cause me ao much dryness and im so scared as that has never happened to me before i just hope to get better


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

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Used for
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  26th Sep 20

  •  Stopped using

Only for emergencies. Makes me feel sick


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

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