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A 25-year-old female asked:

i took ella (ulipristal acetate) ec last week, however, last night i think my partner may not have pulled out in time. is it ok to take another pill in the same cycle?

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Dr. Gary Beach
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: This medication will delay ovulation, and may cause you to have an abnormal menses. It has a 30 hour 1/2 life, which means the pill you took last week is out of your system and no longer protective.
Dr. Eva Dickinsone
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
Try Plan B: Ella (ulipristal acetate) ec is effective from preventing pregnancy from a single episode and up to 5 days later and may not be effective if you have 2 separate incidents within the 5 days due to long life of sperm. Manufacture of Ella (ulipristal acetate) do not recommend taking more then once per cycle so suggest another form such as plan b.

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Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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