ELLA (Ulipristal) Factsheet

  • ella is intended to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or a known or suspected contraceptive failure (condom broke, late for a Depo shot, missed birth control pills).
  • ella is NOT the “abortion pill” RU-486.
  • ella does not offer protection against infection with HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases.
  1. Afaxys, Inc. (2016, August). FAQ. From http://www.ellanow.com/
  2. Ella-KwikMed. (2017). https://www.ella-kwikmed.com/
  3. Glasier, A.F. et al. (2010, February 13). Ulipristal acetate versus levonorgesterel for emergency contraception: a randomized non-inferiority trial and meta-analysis. Lancet 375(9714), pp. 555-62. Abstract at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20116841/
  4. Office of Population Research & Association of Reproductive Health Professionals. (2016). Answers to frequently asked questions about effectiveness. From http://ec.princeton.edu/questions/eceffect.html
  5. ella important safety information. (2015, March). https://www.ellanow.com/hcp/pdf/_ella-ISI-professional.pdf