Taken as a single pill, emergency hormonal contraception works by stopping a pregnancy before it becomes established by:
Emergency hormonal contraception is not an abortifacient, meaning it will not cause the abortion of a fertilised egg which has already attached itself to the womb; therefore it must be taken within 72 hours of having unprotected sex and ideally within 24 hours when it is most effective.
We appreciate the trust our customers place in us when dealing with private and often sensitive healthcare matters. If you need emergency hormonal contraceptive advice you can speak with a Pharmacist, either in the pharmacy, or informally by phone. Direct dial numbers can be found on our website. After a more formal, but discreet and private consultation, within the pharmacy, if it is considered both safe and appropriate, we can provide you with this form of contraception.
We will never ask you about the circumstances which have led to you seeking contraception advice but we will need to ask you some general medical questions to make sure emergency hormonal contraception is suitable for you to take. Emergency hormonal contraception is extremely safe with no serious side effects and if it was to fail, and you become pregnant, it has not been shown to affect the pregnancy or harm the developing baby in anyway.
Remember this form of contraception should not be used on a regular basis as a first choice method of contraception. We stock a full range of contraceptive products and our pharmacy staff can advise you on the many options available to you.
Caring for your healthcare needs does not stop when you leave our pharmacy. Whether you simply need assistance to help choose the best sunglasses or sun cream for that special trip abroad, or you require professional healthcare advice, our pharmacy team are here to help.
There is no need to make an appointment – just call at the pharmacy and leave the rest to us.
Here are a few tips to help you prepare to have your photograph taken for an official document such as a passport:
You can relax knowing that the quality of your photographs will meet the strict requirements of the passport office or the driving license authority.