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A 21-year-old female asked:

I took planb 2weeks ago and now im on my 3rd period this month. i had unprotected sex but he pulled out. can i take ella (ulipristal acetate) and what are the side effects?

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not indicated: According to the drug company's website: ella is an emergency contraceptive pill containing 30 mg of ulipristal acetate, a progesterone receptor modulator. It is effective for up to 5 days after unprotected sex. ella is sold by prescription only. It is sold in Europe under the name ellaOne.

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