EC Status and Availability


Registered LNG-EC products:

  • Escapelle* - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • NorLevo 1.5mg* - Available only with prescription

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: For women 18 years of age and older, UPA EC is available behind the counter, but for women and girls under 18 years old, UPA EC can only be accessed with a prescription.

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

Pricing information: LNG: € 13,10, as of 2015; UPA: € 16,38, as of 2015.

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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