EC Status and Availability


Registered LNG-EC products:

  • Escapelle* - Available only with prescription
  • Rigesoft* - Available only with prescription

Registered UPA-EC products:

  • ellaOne* - Available only with prescription

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: Public sector clinics, Pharmacies, Emergency room

Age restrictions for accessing ECPs: No

Legal/regulatory documents in which EC is included: National FP Norms

Pricing information: LNG: € 17,93, as of 2013; UPA: € 22, as of 2013.

Other relevant information: Anecdotal data suggests that since LNG EC is available without a prescription in neighboring countries, it is easy to purchase without a prescription along the borders.

Our country-by-country information comes from numerous sources, including partners from around the world. We have made every effort to ensure that the information included here is correct, but EC availability and policies can change quickly. We welcome your additions and/or corrections

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