Welcome to Tideswell Pharmacy

Queen St, Tideswell, Buxton SK17 8JT

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01298 871249

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Opening Hours


Monday: 09:00 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 17:30

Tuesday: 09:00 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 17:30

Wednesday: 08:45 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 17:45

Thursday: 08:45 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 17:45

Friday: 08:45 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 17:45

Saturday: 9:00 – 13:00

Sunday: Closed

Emergency Hormonal Contraception

Emergency Hormonal Contraception (known as EHC in shorthand) is a medication used by a woman to help prevent pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse. While most people think of unprotected intercourse as a lack of contraception the term also encompasses when other means of protection fail, such as a condom bursting or sliding off during sex. Our pharmacist will ensure you not only get timely advice but also easy access to the Emergency Hormonal Contraception in Tideswell.


How Emergency Hormonal Contraception in Tideswell works

During the ovulation stage of the menstrual cycle, Emergency Hormonal Contraception works by preventing the release of an egg. Ovulation is triggered by increasing amounts of luteinising hormone (LH) in the body. As LH levels increase, the effectiveness of the morning-after pill to prevent pregnancy decreases.

As such, for the emergency contraceptive tablet to work properly, you must take it as soon as possible after unprotected intercourse.

There are two types of emergency contraception available: ellaOne and Levonorgestrel. Although Levonorgestrel is less effective when LH levels rise, ellaOne still works later in the menstrual cycle.

Take the emergency contraceptive pill as soon as possible after unprotected intercourse, ideally on the same day. Although emergency contraception collection is in-store, you can order and pick them up on the same day.


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Side effects of using emergency contraception

The most common side effects of taking emergency contraception are irregular bleeding, nausea, headaches, and abdominal or period pain.


Can men purchase emergency hormonal contraception in Tideswell?

No, emergency contraception is only available to women. Consequently, you will have to fill out a questionnaire to determine your suitability before making a purchase.


Do emergency contraception pills offer protection from STIs?

No, emergency contraception only stops pregnancy. As a result, it does not offer any protection from sexually transmitted infections like HIV, Chlamydia, and Genital warts.

Since some ingredients in the contraceptive pills may cause allergies in some women, our pharmacist will advise on the best option.

Want to talk with us about the morning-after pill? Don’t hesitate to visit us at the pharmacy or contact us today.