EHC (Morning-After Pill)
Both of our pharmacists (we have a male and a female) are accredited to provide free of charge EHC (Morning after pill) to Cumbrian residents. This requires a completely confidential consultation to see if the product is suitable for you. This takes place in the pharmacy consultation room and the dose is to be taken on the premises.
The medication provided is Levonelle®, which can be used upto 72 hours after intercourse, however it is more effective the sooner it is taken after intercourse (ideally within 12 hours).
The average consultation takes about 10 minutes. If you had intercourse more than 72 hours ago, but less than 5 days ago, there is an alternative treatment available from your GP or clinic.
For more information on the morning-after pill, please visit the health guide section of our site, which you may find useful.