Q: What should be discussed with my healthcare expert before I start the medication of Ulipristal Acetate?
A: You must inform your doctor if you had your last menstrual cycle more than four weeks ago. If you have a history of tubal (ectopic) pregnancy. If you have an allergy to Ulipristal Acetate. Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, supplements or herbs.
Q: What should I avoid while taking Ulipristal Acetate?
A: Make sure you use a condom to protect yourself from contracting sexually transmitted diseases like HIV/ AIDS since Ulipristal Acetate does not protect one from these infections.
Q: When and how to consume the medicine?
You must take medicine exactly the way it is prescribed by the physician
Follow the instructions mentioned on the prescription label
The Ulipristal Acetate tablet can be taken with or without food
It must be taken within five days (120 hours) of sexual intercourse, during any time of your cycle
If you vomit within 3 hours of taking medicine, inform your doctor and let him/ her to advise you regarding a repeat dose
Ulipristal Acetate decreases the efficacy of hormonal contraceptives like contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, skin patches, injections, implants. Hence use a barrier form of birth control method (condom, diaphragm with spermicide) till you next menstrual period...
Q: Will this drug affect my future fertility?
A: No. This drug won’t affect your future fertility.