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General Information on Ulipristal Acetate

Generic Name : Ulipristal Acetate

Pronunciation : ue-li-PRIS-tal AS-e-tate

Latest prescription information about Ulipristal Acetate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y42.4 | Therapeutic Classification : Contraceptives

Trade Names/Brand Names of Ulipristal Acetate

International- Ella.

Why is Ulipristal Acetate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an emergency contraceptive, prescribed for prevention of pregnancy. It works by stopping or delaying ovulation or altering the lining of the uterus to prevent implantation.

When should Ulipristal Acetate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated to women with known or suspected pregnancy.

What is the dosage of Ulipristal Acetate?

Take one tablet orally as soon as possible within 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected intercourse.

How should Ulipristal Acetate be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Ulipristal Acetate?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of ectopic pregnancy, liver or kidney impairment, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It does not prevent the spread of HIV or other sexually transmitted infections.

It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Ulipristal Acetate?

Headache, nausea, abdominal and upper abdominal pain, painful menstrual period, fatigue, dizziness.

What are the other precautions for Ulipristal Acetate?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Ulipristal Acetate?

Store it at controlled room temperature (20-25C).

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