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SRA/WHO PQ Approved
Emergency contraceptive pill with ulipristal acetate (UPA).
July 28, 2016
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API):
Potential Multi-Purpose Technology (MPT):
Single tablet taken up to 5 days after unprotected intercourse
ellaOne was approved in 2009 throughout the European Union by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and by the FDA in 2010. It is marketed in over 60 countries.
Clinical data shows that UPA is at least as effective as current LNG emergency contraception and offers better efficacy than LNG to women who come late for EC (days 3 to 5 post-coital).
ellaOne costs approximately three times more than currently available oral emergency contraception options.
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