As the sun came up this morning, KwikMed announced that it will be the exclusive online distributor of ella®, the only FDA approved emergency contraceptive effective for use up to 5 days after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.
This medication is now available by prescription in the United States and is marketed domestically by Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Not only is ella® the first medication of its kind, but now it is available to women online in a safe, private and convenient process. Women go to ella-kwikmed.com and complete an online medical assessment which is reviewed by a licensed pharmacist. Because emergency contraception is highly time sensitive, the need for fast and efficient delivery is essential. The prescription is fulfilled through the KwikMed pharmacy in Salt Lake City, Utah and is delivered the very next day to the patient’s home, office or closest Fed-Ex location in a discrete package.
So how does ella® work?
Many do not realize that sperm can live in the reproductive areas of the woman’s bodies for as many as 5 days after unprotected intercourse. This means that fertilization isn’t always instantaneous, often it takes time for the sperm and egg to join. ella® delays ovulation for up to 5 days therefore keeping the egg from being released. It is also effective in preventing the attachment to the uterus.
You may have heard of one popular emergency contraceptive pill on the market today, Plan B® . This too helps prevent unintended pregnancy, however, it is only approved for up to 3 days after contraceptive failure or unprotected sex.
You can read more about ella® and order from the exclusive online provider, KwikMed.com, via the online medical assessment area here.