FDA has Approved the Morning-After Pill Ella

An FDA expert advisory panel last June unanimously urged the FDA to approve the new morning-after contraceptive pill called Ella. The drug has already been approved in Europe and is being sold as EllaOne. The contraceptive pill is effective for up to five days after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. The only other emergency contraceptive is Plan B which is sold without a prescription for women ages 17 and older. Ella will be available only by prescription. Side effects of Ella include headache, nausea, abdominal pain, pain/discomfort during menstruation, fatigue, and dizziness. The drug should not be taken by women who are pregnant or nursing. Ella contains ulipristal, a non-hormonal drug that blocks the effects of key hormones necessary for conception. It’s effectiveness does not fad for 120 hours (5 days) after sex, regardless of whether the hormonal surge has occurred. Ella is manufactured by Paris-based Laboratoire HRA Pharma and will be distributed by Watson Pharma Inc., of Morristown, N.J.

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