Registered LNG-EC products:
- Escapelle* - Available over the counter without having to go through a pharmacist
- Postinor-2* - Available over the counter without having to go through a pharmacist
Registered UPA-EC products:
- ellaOne* - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
Products marked with * have been approved by a stringent regulatory authority, such as the WHO Prequalification Programme, the US Food and Drug Administration, the European Medicines Agency, or other.
Where at least one type of ECP is available: Pharmacies
Age restrictions for accessing ECPs: Yes
Type of age restriction: LNG EC is available over the counter only for women who are 17 years old or older. For women who are 16 years old or younger, LNG EC is only available with a prescription.
Legal history, developments, and/or challenges: LNG EC became available over the counter for women aged 17 years or older in November 2011.
Legal/regulatory documents in which EC is included: National FP Norms
Pricing information: LNG: € 21, as of 2014; UPA: € 29, as of 2014.