Morning-after pill under review in Europe

The review, at the request of the Swedish medicines agency, will assess if changes should be made to the product information for all emergency contraceptive medicines containing levonorgestrel or ulipristal acetate, which is not registered in Australia.

These include the over-the-counter drugs NorLevo, Levonelle/Postinor and European brand Levodonna, all of which contain levonorgestrel and can be used up to 72 hours after unprotected sex.

The review also covers the prescription-only EllaOne, which contains ulipristal acetate and can be used up to 120