If you have had unprotected sex in the last 72 hours, your contraception failed or condom split, taking emergency contraception (morning after pill) can reduce your chances of getting pregnant. The sooner you take the emergency pill, the more effective it is at reducing unwanted pregnancy. If taken within 24 hours of unprotected sex, the pill will prevent up to 95% of unwanted pregnancies.
The morning after pill is only available to over 16s. For under 16s, we may be able to provide emergency contraception under certain NHS arrangements.
Levonelle Emergency Contraceptive Pill
The emergency contraception we use as standard is Levenolle 1.5mg. This tablet is only suitable for the first 72 hours after you had unprotected sex.
ellaOne Emergency Contraceptive Pill
After 72 hours (3 days) you will not be suitable for the Levenolle pill and will be given ellaOne emergency pill instead.
You will not be suitable for these tablets if you are allergic to any of the ingredients, though you can discuss this with our Pharmacist.
Free Emergency Contraception with Prescription
The morning after pill is not free unless you have a NHS prescription from your doctor or family planning clinic.
Get the Morning After Pill in Islington - 7 days a week
Our emergency contraceptive service is available at the pharmacy in Islington after a free confidential consultation with our trained pharmacist.
If you are based in the Islington area, we are 5 minutes walk from Highbury and Islington underground and rail station, on Upper Street. We will aim to see you quickly and privately, no appointments necessary. Weekdays we are open til 7pm, Saturdays until 6pm. If you need to get the morning after pill on a Sunday - we have pharmacists ready to help advise and treat you until 4pm. Please do come and see our pharmacist as soon as possible to ensure the morning after pill has the best chance to stop you getting pregnant.
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