Emergency contraception does not cause an abortion. The IUD is placed inside your womb. A girl's menstrual period may be temporarily irregular after she takes ECPs. These include Dretine, Eloine and Lucette. Trials suggest the failure rate for the IUD as emergency contraception is lower than 0.
Levonelle contains levonorgestrel, a synthetic version of the natural hormone progesterone. Taking it usually results in lighter, less painful and more regular menstrual bleeding. These include Dretine, Eloine and Lucette. Each Yasmin tablet contains two active ingredients, ethinylestradiol 30 micrograms and drospirenone 3 mg.
The sooner you take Levonelle or ellaOne, the more effective it will be. You may need to take another pill. Emergency contraception may not be suitable for everyone.
You can keep the IUD in as your regular method of contraception, or a healthcare professional can remove it during your next period. You should discuss the risks and benefits of the pill which include reduced risks of cancer of the ovary, womb and colon with your doctor before you start taking it.
If fertilization and implantation have already happened, ECPs will not interrupt the pregnancy. Fewer than two women in who use a newer IUD over five years will get pregnant.