Ulipristal for Emergency Contraception
What To Think About
Some pharmacists refuse to fill emergency contraception prescriptions based on their personal beliefs. If this happens to you, ask for the location of a pharmacist who will fill the prescription, or:
- See the Emergency Contraception website at http://ec.princeton.edu and click on "Get EC Now," or call 1-888-NOT-2-LATE (1-888-668-2528).
- Visit the Planned Parenthood clinic nearest you at http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-center/findCenter.asp, or call 1-800-230-PLAN (1-800-230-7526).
Since you need a prescription to buy ulipristal, your health insurance may cover the cost.
Birth control experts recommend having emergency contraception pills, or a prescription for them, on hand in case you ever need them. Throw away any pills that are past the expiration date. You can find the expiration date on or inside the package the pills come in.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 4, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology