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Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if the contraception you have used has failed – for example, a condom has split or you have missed a pill.

There are 2 types of emergency contraception:

1) the emergency contraceptive pill – Levonorgestrol or ellaOne (the “morning after” pill)
2) the intrauterine device (IUD or coil)

We can refer you to your GP or Cumbria Sexual Health services if an IUD or coil is needed.

Our Emergency Contraception Service can provide you with the emergency contraceptive pill – Levonorgestrel or ellaOne (the “morning after” pill).

Contact Staveley Pharmacy near Kendal today to arrange an appointment or book in below:



How the emergency pill works


Levonorgestrel is a synthetic version of the natural hormone progesterone produced by the ovaries.

It stops or delays the release of an egg (ovulation).

Levonorgestrel has to be taken within 72 hours (3 days) of sex to prevent pregnancy.  It doesn’t interfere with your regular method of contraception.


ellaOne contains ulipristal acetate, which stops progesterone working normally.  This also works by stopping or delaying the release of an egg.

ellaOne has to be taken within 120 hours (5 days) of sex to prevent pregnancy.

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What our customers say

“Thank you Staveley Pharmacy for the way in which you dealt with my dad’s prescription following our call to NHS111.  It was very much appreciated.”

A Hames

“Didn’t have my prescription in stock due to suppliers being out of stock, so rang round other chemists in the area. When no luck the owner rang GP to get the prescription changed for a similar alternative. Stayed open late whilst waiting for GP to get back in touch. Incredible service and very much appreciated thank you.”

M Wardle

“Prompt and organised team, a huge and valuable range of services, from medication to health checks, and equipment. Staveley Pharmacy is most valued by the District nursing team.”

F Burrill
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