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Ella Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is ulipristal (Ella)?
- What are the possible side effects of ulipristal (Ella)?
- What is the most important information I should know about ulipristal (Ella)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking ulipristal (Ella)?
- How should I take ulipristal (Ella)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Ella)?
- What happens if I overdose (Ella)?
- What should I avoid while taking ulipristal (Ella)?
- What other drugs will affect ulipristal (Ella)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Ella)?
Since ulipristal is used only once when needed, it does not have a daily dosing schedule.
What happens if I overdose (Ella)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking ulipristal (Ella)?
Ulipristal will not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases--including HIV and AIDS. Using a condom is the only way to protect yourself from these diseases.
What other drugs will affect ulipristal (Ella)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- bosentan (Tracleer);
- dabigatran (Pradaxa);
- digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps);
- griseofulvin (Fulvicin);
- loperamide (Immodium);
- quinidine (Quin-G);
- St. John's wort;
- topiramate (Topamax);
- rifabutin (Mycobutin), rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate), or rifapentine (Priftin);
- vinblastine (Velban);
- antifungal medication such as itraconazole (Sporanox) or ketoconazole (Nizoral);
- a barbiturate such as butabarbital (Butisol), secobarbital (Seconal), pentobarbital (Nembutal), or phenobarbital (Solfoton); or
- seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol), felbamate (Felbatol), oxcarbazepine (Trileptal), phenytoin (Dilantin), or primidone (Mysoline).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with ulipristal. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about ulipristal.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Ella Information
- Ella Drug Interactions Center: ulipristal oral
- Ella Side Effects Center
- Ella Overview including Precautions
- Ella FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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