Order the morning after pill online – we provide Ellaone, Levonelle, and generic levonorgestrel.
Order for immediate use – if you've had unprotected sex and you're at risk of an unwanted pregnancy, you can order the morning after pill for delivery. Depending on how long it's been since you had unprotected sex, your online doctor will approve the most suitable treatment, or suggest alternatives.
Order for future use – you can order the morning after pill for future use if you don't need emergency contraception right now, but you'd like to have treatment on hand in case you need it at some point in the future.
Orders before 4pm are processed the same day.
Last reviewed: 11/06/2020 by Dr Simran Deo
|EllaOne® - Use Within 5 Days||1 course||£33.25|
|Levonelle® - Use Within 3 Days||1 course||£26.49|
|Generic Levonorgestrel - Use Within 3 Days||1 course||£13.49|
|Future Use||1-2 courses||from £13.49|
Click & Collect: free (available for next-day collection in Superdrug Pharmacies)
Next Day Delivery: £3.99
Dispensing and standard delivery included.
Morning after pill side effects can include:
You can also have a copper IUD (intra-uterine device) fitted – this is effective as emergency contraception for up to 5 days after unprotected sex, and will then act as long term contraception.
|Overall chance of
not getting pregnant
|Effective up to||120 hours||72 hours||120 hours after ovulation|
|Acts as long term
|Affected by taking the pill or any progesterone containing medication in the last 7 days?||Yes||No||No|
|Affected by weight or BMI?||Yes >85kg
or BMI >30
or BMI >26
Levonelle is known as the morning after pill. It comes as a single tablet and should be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex to protect against pregnancy. The sooner you take it, the more effective it is.
If you throw up or have severe diarrhoea within three hours of taking it you need to contact your doctor as you may need to take a second pill.
Levonelle is an emergency contraceptive pill, so you should try to limit its use to emergencies only. Don’t use it too regularly (for example, if you often forget to take your pill). Taking Levonelle too frequently can give you unreliable and irregular periods.
Use of emergency contraception does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases so you should still use condoms.
EllaOne is 98-99% effective if taken within the 120 hour window and after ovulation. For Levonelle, if you haven't ovulated and it is taken within 72 hours it is 97-99% effective.
EllaOne works by delaying ovulation. If ovulation has already occurred, EllaOne is no longer effective. Because the timing of ovulation cannot be predicted, EllaOne should be taken as soon as possible after unprotected intercourse, within the 120 hour timeframe.
Levonelle (levonorgestrel) is thought to work by preventing ovulation if the episode of unprotected sex has occurred more than 5 days before ovulation. Levonorgestrel is not effective once the process of implantation has begun.
If unprotected sex is likely to have taken place during the 5 days before ovulation, risk of pregnancy is very high and EllaOne is the recommended emergency contraception in this case.
Both are most effective if taken before ovulation has occurred. However, as the time of ovulation is difficult to determine their use is still recommended.
Levonelle is less effective at preventing pregnancy if you have a BMI over 26 or weigh over 70kg in which case you should take EllaOne or have a copper coil fitted if you are able to do so. Or, your doctor or pharmacist may prescribe a double dose of Levonelle.
EllaOne is less effective at preventing pregnancy if you have a BMI over 30 or weigh over 85kg in which case a copper coil would be most effective (a double dose of EllaOne is never recommended).
EllaOne 30mg tablet (2017) EMC [accessed 9 July 2020]
Levonelle 1500mg tablet (2018) EMC [accessed 9 July 2020]
CEU clinical guidance: emergency contraception (March 2017, amended December 2017) FSRH [accessed 9 July 2020]
CEU clinical guidance drug interactions with hormonal contraception (January 2017, reviewed 2019) FSRH [accessed 9 July 2020]