Getting the morning after pill

If you need emergency contraception, Lords Pharmacy may be able to provide the morning after pill following a private chat with a pharmacist in store

The emergency contraceptive pill

You may be worried about becoming pregnant if you've had unprotected sex or your usual contraception has failed. One of the options available to you could be the morning after pill.

Your Lords Pharmacy morning after pill options

The emergency hormonal contraceptives available at Lords Pharmacy are for women who've had unprotected sex within the last five days. Our pharmacist will advise if one of the morning after pills is suitable for you after helping you understand all of your options. The sooner you take the morning after pill after unprotected sex, the greater the chances of avoiding pregnancy. The morning after pill is intended for emergency use and should not be used on a regular basis.

The following morning after pill options are available

ellaOneLevonelle One StepLords Pharmacy Emergency Contraceptive
Active ingredient Ulipristal Acetate Levonorgestrel Levonorgestrel
Minimum age No minimum age 16 16
Minimum age Can be taken up to 120 hours (five days) after unprotected sex Can be taken up to 72 hours (three days) after unprotected sex Can be taken up to 72 hours (three days) after unprotected sex

Always read the label. The morning after pill is more effective the sooner it's taken after unprotected sex.

How it works


Have a private in-store consultation with a pharmacist as soon as possible after unprotected sex


Get advice about your morning after pill options and whether one type is more suitable for you


If necessary, our pharmacist will refer you to your GP for more advice

Your other emergency contraception option

The most effective method of emergency contraception is the intrauterine device (IUD), also known as a coil. This can be fitted up to five days after unprotected sex at your GP surgery or a family planning clinic, but some women can find this invasive. Our pharmacist or your GP can tell you more about it.

Benefits of the service

  • Easily accessible: No appointment is necessary
  • Location: You may book with us at a time and location to suit you
  • Quick: There's normally no need to see a GP

Speak to our pharmacist

Please Call 020 8852 6292 and talk to our pharmacist

The in-store or a telephone consultation will take short time and put you on the right path.