Dumfries & Galloway Health Board
Prescribing Support Team

EHC Guidance in NHS D&G

Posted: 10 Dec 18 Edited: 6 Sep 21
Community Pharmacy Services PGD - Levonorgestrel



Ulipristal acetate (UPA-EC) should now be considered as the first line Emergency Contraceptive in NHS Dumfries and Galloway if a Cu-IUD has been declined, as it is more effective than levonorgestrel (LNG). There is no requirement for a PGD for UPA as this is a Pharmacy (P) medicine.