MTW NHS Trust West Kent CCG

Drug Status Key

  • Preferred
  • Second Line
  • Third Line
  • Specialist Initiation
  • Hospital Only
  • Not Approved for Formulary

Emergency contraception

Drug Safety Update

 August 2014: Levonorgestrel and ulipristal remain suitable emergency contraceptives for all women

 September 2016: Levonorgestrel-containing emergency hormonal contraception: advice on interactions with hepatic enzyme inducers and contraceptive efficacy

 March 2018: Esmya (ulipristal acetate) for uterine fibroids: do not initiate or re-start treatment; monitor liver function in current and recent users

 August 2018: Esmya (ulipristal acetate) and risk of serious liver injury: new restrictions to use and requirements for liver function monitoring before, during, and after treatment

Ulipristal is licensed for both emergency contraception (EllaOne) and the pre-operative and intermittent treatment of moderate to severe uterine fibroids (Esmya). 

See above Drug Safety Update link for important safety advice when using ulipristal in the treatment of uterine fibroids

Pack Price
1 tablet £14.05
Pack Price
28 tablet (2 x 14 tablets) £114.13