Emergency contraception service

If you're concerned that your usual contraception has failed you, or if you've engaged in unprotected sex within the previous 120 hours (five days), our Emergency Contraception Service may be right for you.

Emergency contraception is not recommended if you are:

  • Already pregnant
  • Sexual contact with an unprotected partner occurred more than 120 hours (five days) ago
  • Are allergic to any of the medication's ingredients
  • Have a certain medical condition or are on a specific medicine

In such circumstances, there may be more acceptable alternatives. Our doctors can provide further information and assist you in determining the best course of action for you. It's important to remember that emergency contraception is not 100% effective. Another option for emergency contraception is a copper IUD (intrauterine device) or coil, which may be implanted up to five days following unprotected intercourse. This is often regarded as the most efficient way of contraception in an emergency. This is available from select properly educated physicians and family planning clinics. There are a variety of emergency contraceptive alternatives available for various scenarios:

  • Levonorgestrel 1.5mg, is approved for use up to 72 hours after unprotected intercourse, while another.
  • ellaOne (Ulipristal Acetate) 30mg, is approved for use up to five days following unprotected sex.

Certain individuals may have certain negative effects after the administration of emergency contraception. These are not universal, and some are more prevalent than others. Among the adverse consequences are the following:

  • Suffering from nausea
  • Headaches
  • Irregular bleeding until your menstruation resumes
  • Excruciating periods
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Tiredness
  • Vomiting
  • Tenderness of the breasts
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness

You'll get a leaflet with your medication that has further information on potential side effects, including some that are less frequent and unusual.

Request Treatment

This service allows you to request a treatment from our doctors. You will be asked a series of questions related to the treatment, after which you will be asked to pay a fee of €20. To proceed, select the required dosage and click on "Start Consultation".

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Before we prescribe you the required medication, we would like to check if this product is suitable for you. Once you fill in the questionnaire, one of our doctors will assess the answers. It will only take you up to 5 minutes to fill in the questionnaire. Once completed our doctors will assess the request and send the prescription directly to the pharmacy of your choice. Our prescriptions can be used in any Irish pharmacy. We offer a 100% refund if our doctors do not deem you suitable for this service.

We kindly ask you to be honest when you provide your answers. Contact your GP if you are unsure or need to verify any information.

If our doctors deem that we cannot prescribe the medication safely via online consultation, than you will receive a full refund and the assessing doctor will give your further advise.

Please confirm that you are 18 years or above and the prescription request is for yourself only.

  • I completely understand all of the questions and information presented. I shall contact Eirdoc if I am unsure about any part of the service before proceeding.
  • I am aware of the treatment's adverse effects, efficacy, and alternatives; and I am aware of the necessity of informing my GP about any drugs or advice I may obtain from this service so that they can continue to offer safe medical care.
  • I have answered honestly and supplied complete and correct information that matches my current medical history and information, allowing the doctor to assess and advise me securely.
  • I understand and am aware of the treatment's adverse effects, efficacy, and alternatives.
  • I understand that my GP needs to know about the any drug or advise obtained via this online platform to continue safe medical care.
  • I have read, understand, and agreed to the most recent terms and conditions, as well as the privacy policy.
Prescription Delivery
You will be contacted to arrange the home delivery. Orders usually take 1-2 working days to be delivered anywhere in the Republic of Ireland.
Delivery charges are as follows (to be paid when you are contacted to arrange the delivery):
Orders over €40: €2.95
Orders under €40: €4.95