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Upostelle

Upostelle is a type of emergency contraception that aims to prevent pregnancy if unprotected sex has occurred. It may be used after unprotected sex or when other forms of contraception have failed, this type of contraception is only to be used in emergencies, occasionally, rather than as your regular form of contraception. Upostelle contains a synthetic ingredient known as levonorgestrel which mimics the female progesterone hormone.


Upostelle should be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex, this emergency contraceptive is ineffective after this time. Please be aware that Upostelle cannot stop pregnancy if it has already occurred, therefore if you have unprotected sex again after taking Upostelle you will not be protected against pregnancy.


Upostelle can be ordered with next day delivery to receive this medication tomorrow if you order by 2 pm today.



Prices start from £19.99 for 1 tablet



Last Patient Information Leaflet Review: 14/05/2020



Upostelle Patient Information Leaflet

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  • Disease of the small bowel or an inflammatory bowel disease
  • History of ectopic pregnancy
  • Inflammation of the fallopian tubes
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  • Barbiturates
  • Epilepsy treatments
  • Medicines for tuberculosis
  • Griseofulvin
  • St John's Wort
  • Ciclosporin
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  • Levonorgestrel should ALWAYS be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex
  • For the drug to be most effective, it should be taken within 24 hours of unprotected sex
  • If you vomit or have severe diarrhoea within 3 hours of taking the tablet, you will need to take another one, as the first may not work.
  • Levonorgestrel doesn't protect against STIs
  • You should only use Levonorgestrel ONCE in any menstrual cycle
  • Levonorgestrel should not be your main method of contraception - You should use a daily hormonal contraceptive or barrier methods such as condoms if you want to avoid becoming pregnant
  • Levonorgestrel does not protect you from pregnancy continuously. If you have unprotected sex again after taking Levonorgestrel, you will still be at risk of pregnancy.
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What is Upostelle?

Upostelle is an emergency contraceptive that mimics the effects of the hormone progesterone to prevent pregnancy. Upostelle is used in emergency cases when unprotected sex has occurred either intentionally or accidentally such as missing your regular contraceptive pill or if the condom breaks during sex. Emergency contraception is also known as ‘the morning after pill’, as it is usually taken imminently after unprotected sex to reduce the chances of pregnancy. This particular emergency contraceptive must be taken within 72 hours for it to be effective, but preferably within 12 hours to increase the effectiveness.

How does Upostelle work to prevent pregnancy?

Upostelle works in two ways, firstly by preventing ovulation, therefore, stopping the ovaries releasing an egg, and by preventing fertilisation so that if an egg was released, this drug would prevent the sperm from fertilising the egg. The key ingredient is levonorgestrel, this is a synthetic version of the female sex hormone, progesterone, which naturally occurs in the body. Levonorgestrel mimics the effects of this hormone and essentially tricks the body into believing that ovulation has already taken place and therefore there is no need to release an egg. It may also work by thickening the mucus in the cervix so that the sperm can’t reach an egg for fertilisation, and also changes the lining of the womb so that a fertilised egg can’t implant.

Who is suitable to take Upostelle?

Upostelle is suitable for women of reproductive age who have had unprotected sexual intercourse in the past 72 hours and want to prevent pregnancy occurring. It is not suitable for abortion purposes as it cannot stop a pregnancy once it has already started. Your suitability for Upostelle will depend on a number of factors including your health and if you’re on any other medication which may interact with any of the ingredients in Upostelle.

Who should not take Upostelle emergency contraception?

Upostelle must not be taken by anyone who is allergic to levonorgestrel or any of the other ingredients in this medicine. Allergic reactions can be severe and life-threatening so it’s important to avoid this drug if you’re aware that you have an allergy to it.

This drug is also unsuitable if you’ve had unprotected sex more than 72 hours ago, or if you are pregnant, or think you may be pregnant. If your period is more than 5 days late or you experience unusual bleeding when your period is due, this may be a sign of pregnancy and you should consult your doctor before taking Upostelle if you suspect you’re pregnant. You can also take a pregnancy test to check if you’re pregnant before taking Upostelle.

Upostelle is not recommended for anyone who has the following conditions:

  • Chrohn’s disease or any other disease of the small bowel
  • Severe liver problems
  • History of ectopic pregnancy
  • Salpingitis - a disease that causes inflammation of the fallopian tubes

As mentioned, if you are pregnant you must not take Upostelle and if you become pregnant after taking Upostelle, see your doctor. If you’re breastfeeding and are concerned about taking this drug, take it straight after breast-feeding and do not breastfeed again for at least 8 hours to limit the amount that is passed through breastmilk. Speak to your doctor if you are breastfeeding before taking this medicine.

Does Upostelle protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs)?

If you’ve had unprotected sex such as not using a barrier method of protection (condom) or the condom broke during sex then there is a risk of STIs as well as pregnancy. Upostelle is only intended to prevent pregnancy and will not protect you from sexually transmitted infections. Speak to your sexual health care provider if you’re concerned about STIs.

Can you take other medicines with Upostelle?

Always tell your doctor or pharmacist if you’re taking any other medication before taking Upostelle. There may be a risk of interaction with some medicines, speak to your doctor if you’re taking any of the following:

  • Barbiturates and other medicines to treat epilepsy such as primidone, phenytoin, and carbamazepine
  • Medicines to treat tuberculosis
  • HIV medicines such as ritonavir and efavirenz
  • Griseofulvin - a medicine to treat fungal infections
  • St John’s Wort or other herbal remedies
  • How to take Upostelle and how often can you take it?

    Upostelle is only intended to be used on occasion in emergencies and not as your regular method of contraception. Do not use more than once in a single menstrual cycle as it may disrupt your cycle and it may mean that Upostelle becomes less reliable.

    If you’re not already pregnant, Upostelle can be taken at any time during your menstrual cycle. Take one tablet with water as soon as you’ve had unprotected sex, within 12 hours is the most effective way to take it but it may be taken with 72 hours. It’s effectiveness decreases over this time so it’s important not to delay, take it as soon as you possibly can. This drug will not work after 72 hours, and if you have unprotected sex again after taking Upostelle it will not protect you from pregnancy on this occasion too. If you have unprotected sex, take Upostelle and then use protection continue to use your normal method of contraception as normal if you have sex again and want to prevent pregnancy.

    If you happen to be sick and vomit within three hours of taking this tablet you should take another one as it may not have absorbed fully.

    Upostelle bleeding

    Your next period after taking Upostelle should be normal, it may start slightly earlier or later, however, if you experience abnormal bleeding, or if your period arrives more than 5 days late then you should do a pregnancy test to make sure you’re not pregnant. Irregular bleeding or spotting is also a common side effect of Upostelle.

    Upostelle side effects

    As with all drugs, side effects may occur although not everyone who takes it will experience side effects. It is very common to experience nausea, tiredness, headache, some lower abdominal pain, or irregular bleeding after taking Upostelle but these should subside.

    Vomiting, changes to the next period, tender breasts, diarrhoea, and dizziness are also common side effects that may affect up to 1 in 10 people. Remember, if vomiting occurs within 3 hours of taking the tablet you should take another tablet as long as you’re not continuously vomiting.

    In very rare cases, a rash, itching, pelvic pain, abdominal pain, and swelling of the face may occur. Although this is very rare, if any signs of an allergic reaction or severe abdominal pain occur, you should seek medical attention urgently.

    How to buy Upostelle online

    You can buy Upostelle and other emergency contraceptives safely online at Doctor 4 U. Our doctors who are registered by the General Medical Council (GMC) are on hand to safely prescribe medication and ensure that it is suitable and safe for you. To order, complete our online medical questionnaire and providing that you are suitable to take this medication, your order will be approved and dispensed in our UK-based pharmacy and sent to you via a secure courier service. Order before 2 pm today to receive Upostelle tomorrow.

    How is my order shipped to me?

    When an order is ready for shipping, it is collected and delivered by either the Royal Mail or DPD depending on your preference (or possibly your location or the item you ordered). Each order is assigned a tracking number, which will be emailed to you at the time of dispatch. Your medicine will be sent in plain and discreet packaging that’s eco-friendly. We do not include any branding on our packaging nor any labels which inform readers what type of product is contained within.

    Advice on Addiction and Medication Restrictions

    If you are at all worried or concerned about an addiction to any type of medication, we urge you to speak to a professional for help and advice. Below are links to organisations that can help.

  • Talk To Frank

  • NHS Help & Advice On Drug Addiction
  • Dosage Instructions
    One tablet should be taken, as soon as possible, preferably within 12 hours, and no later than 72 hours after unprotected intercourse.
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    Delivery Charges

    The following delivery methods are currently available within the UK: All orders are sent in discreet, plain packaging.

    UK Standard Delivery, £1.99

    Order before 12pm to have your order delivered using Royal Mail Tracked 48 Service

    standard UK delivery within 3-5 working days

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    UK Express Delivery, £2.99

    Order before 12pm to have your order delivered using the Express delivery service* (deliveries are made Monday - Saturday)

    If you order after 12pm, your order will be dispatched the next working day and will be with you within 48 hours once dispatched. This excludes weekends and bank holidays

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    Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day Anytime, £4.99 (This service includes Saturday)

    Order before 12pm to have your order delivered using Royal Mail Special Delivery Service, which includes Saturday deliveries.

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    Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day Before 1pm, £7.99 (This service includes Saturday)

    Order before 12pm to have your order delivered before 1pm next day using Royal Mail Special Delivery service, this also includes Saturday deliveries.

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    Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day Before 9am, £14.99 (This service includes Saturday)

    Order before 12pm to have your order delivered before 9am next day using Royal Mail Special Delivery service, this also includes Saturday deliveries.

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    DPD Next Day Delivery, £4.99 (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

    Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered the following working day

    If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

    Additional terms and conditions apply.

    DPD Next Day Delivery, by 12 Noon, £9.99 (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

    Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 12 noon the following working day

    If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

    Additional terms and conditions apply.

    DPD Next Day Delivery, by 10:30am, £14.99  (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

    Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 10:30am the following working day

    If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

    Additional terms and conditions apply.

    DPD Saturday Delivery, £14.99

    Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered the following Saturday

    If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

    Additional terms and conditions apply

    DPD Saturday Delivery, by 12:00am, £21.99

    Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 12:00am Saturday

    If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

    Additional terms and conditions apply.

    DPD Saturday Delivery, by 10:30am, £29.99

    Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 10:30am Saturday

    If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

    Additional terms and conditions apply, please see below.

    US and outside the UK

    Unfortunately, we can't process orders from outside the UK at this time.


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    Delivery options exclude Bank Holidays, public holidays and Sundays.All deliveries are subject to Doctor-4-u successfully receiving payment and prescription being approved by the doctor.

    All purchases require additional approval, which will involve completion of an online questionnaire and any subsequent approval.

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