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About this ella Coupon
How do I use this ella Coupon?
- Print this drug coupon and bring it to your pharmacy.
- Give the pharmacist the coupon. She or he will know how to apply the drug discount.
- Save up to 75% off your Birth Control prescription!
Where can I use this ella Coupon?
You can use this discount at pharmacies across the nation. It may get you different discounts depending on which pharmacy you go to. We recommend calling ahead of time to different pharmacies near you for the most savings.
Who can use this ella Coupon?
Anyone can use this discount card with their prescription. Simply present it to your pharmacy when you are filling your prescription.
What if I have/don’t have insurance?
You can use this card if you don’t have insurance or if you have insurance. Please check with the pharmacy for each prescription as our drug coupon may save you MORE money than your current prescription insurance. You may be able to use our drug coupon to pay less than what you would with your insurance copay. This drug coupon is not insurance. This drug coupon does not expire and gives you access to discounts that would normally be reserved for special medical groups.
ella Medical Information
What is ella?
ella is an emergency contraceptive. It is used to stop pregnancy after unprotected sex or birth control failure (such as when a condom breaks). ella is solely used an emergency contraceptive and not as a regular form of birth control.
ella is formulated using an ingredient known as ulipristal acetate, which works by stopping ovulation for up to five days from the day of unprotected sex or birth control failure. As such, it offers extra pregnancy prevention, especially because sperm cells can survive for up to five days inside the uterus. It is important to note that other emergency contraceptives approved by the Food and Administration Agency (FDA) only prevent pregnancy for up to 72 hours (three days) after unprotected sex.
Additionally, ella’s ability to stop or delay ovulation remains constant for the five days after you take it. Other FDA-approved emergency contraceptives start to lose efficacy 12 hours after taking them.
ella Medical Uses
Pregnancy cannot occur unless an egg leaves the ovaries and into the fallopian tube where fertilization takes place. ella works by suppressing the activities of a hormone known as progesterone. Progesterone plays a significant role in maintaining pregnancy. It is produced in the ovaries and helps the body prepare they body for contraception.
Thus, by interfering with the activities of progesterone, ella disrupts the body’s ability maintain pregnancy. In essence, ella delays ovulation for up to five days, thereby allowing sperm cells time to die before the egg is released. (Note that the sperm cells can only survive in the uterus between five and seven days after having sex).
In the unlikely event that fertilization occurs, ella will thin the lining of the uterus, making it harder for the fertilized egg to get implanted. When this happens, the egg passes out of the body through the periods.
Even though ella is a prescription emergency contraceptive, you can get it without a doctor’s appointment. It is available at urgent care centers, campus health clinics, and emergency rooms. Under the Affordable Care Act, women can get ella at discounted prices. Your insurance plan may also determine the amount you pay for ella.
Despites its ability to prevent pregnancy, it is important to note that ella is not an abortion pill and as such it will not terminate an existing pregnancy. Also, it will not protect you or your partner against sexually transmitted diseases such as Chlamydia or HIV.
ella is used to:
- Stop pregnancy after unprotected sex or after birth control failure
Read the Patient Information leaflet before taking ella. Take this medication orally with or without food as soon as you can after unprotected sex or birth control failure. ella works best when taken within 120 hours of unprotected sex.
If you vomit within three hours of taking ella, be sure to contact your doctor or pharmacist to inquire if you need to repeat the dose. It is important to note that after taking this medication, the time when you get your menstrual cycle or and the amount of blood lost may change. Nonetheless, inform your doctor if your cycle delays more than 7 days after the projected date.
- ella dosage – take one tablet as soon as you can within 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex or suspected birth control failure
After taking ella, you should use a barrier birth control method such as a condom or diaphragm each time you have sex until you get your menstrual cycle. If you are on or are planning to use hormonal birth control, wait for at least five days before starting the hormonal birth control to lessen the likelihood of interaction. Also, continue using the barrier birth control method until the hormonal birth control is effective.
ella Side Effects
ella may cause mild to moderate side effects. The intensity of these side effects may reduce as your body gets used to the effects of the drug. If your side effects do not go away or become persistent, contact your doctor immediately. Watch out for the following side effects.
- headaches or migraines
- leg, arm or groin pain
- severe or sudden headaches
- stomach pain (severe)
- sudden shortness of breath
- sudden loss of coordination, particularly on one side of the body
- changes in vaginal bleeding during your period or between your periods
- breast tissue changes or discharge
- chest pain
- shortness of breath
- decreased heartbeat
- coughing up blood
- dizziness or fainting spells
- breast tenderness
- weakness or numbness in the arms or legs
- skin rash, acne, or brown spots on the skin
- weight gain (slight)
- mood changes, anxiety, sadness, frustration, anger, or emotional outbursts
- increased sensitivity to sun or ultraviolet light
- symptoms of vaginal infection like itching, inflammation or abnormal discharge
- tenderness in the upper abdomen
ella may cause other side effects not listed above. Talk your doctor about the possible side effects of taking the medicine. Stop taking the pill and contact your doctor if you notice unusual side effects.
Taking ella with certain medicines may cause interactions. Such interactions can further lead to severe side effects. To prevent this from happening, write a list of all medications and herbal remedies as well as mineral supplements that you are taking and share it with your doctor. That way, it will be easier to monitor possible interactions.
Below are drugs and substances that may interact with ella.
- Lamictal (lamotrigine)
- Lexapro (escitalopram)
- Prozac (fluoxetine)
- Abilify (aripiprazole)
- Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine)
- Allegra (fexofenadine)
- Celexa (citalopram)
- Cymbalta (duloxetine)
- Flonase (fluticasone nasal)
- Klonopin (clonazepam)
- Singulair (montelukast)
- valproic acid
- V-Cillin K (penicillin v potassium)
- Valproate Sodium (valproic acid)
- Vancocin HCl Pulvules (vancomycin)
- Vantin (cefpodoxime)
- Vaprisol (conivaptan)
- Vanatol LQ (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine)
- Vancocin (vancomycin)
- Vancocin HCl (vancomycin)
- Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)
- Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)
- Xanax (alprazolam)
- Zoloft (sertraline)
- Zyrtec (cetirizine)
- Veetids (penicillin v potassium)
- Velosef (cephradine)
- Velosulin BR (insulin regular)
- Veripred 20 (prednisolone)
- Versacloz (clozapine)
- Vfend (voriconazole)
- Vibra-Tabs (doxycycline)
- Vibramycin (doxycycline)
- Victoza (liraglutide)
- Viracept (nelfinavir)
- Viramune (nevirapine)
- Viramune XR (nevirapine)
- Vitekta (elvitegravir)
- Welchol (colesevelam)
- Westhroid (thyroid desiccated)
- Zagam Respipac (sparfloxacin)
- Zaponex (clozapine)
- Zartan (cephalexin)
- Wyamycin S (erythromycin)
- Wycillin (procaine penicillin)
- Wymox (amoxicillin)
- Xigduo XR (dapagliflozin / metformin)
- Ximino (minocycline)
- Xtandi (enzalutamide)
- Z-Pak (azithromycin)
- Zagam (sparfloxacin)
- Zebutal (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine)
- Zefazone (cefmetazole)
- Zelapar (selegiline)
- Zelboraf (vemurafenib)
Note that this medication may interact with other drugs and substances not listed above.
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