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Emergency Contraception

Free for Persons aged 17-31 Years Old

Emergency contraceptive pills are available directly from the Burren Pharmacy  to women over 16 years of age, subject to meeting certain criteria.  Emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) is a safe and effective method for preventing pregnancy when regular contraception has failed or if no contraception was used.

Emergency hormonal contraception also known as the morning after pill, can be effective up to five days (120 hours) after unprotected sex but is more effective the sooner you use it.

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Available without Prescription


No Appointment Required

Click & Collect Service

Click and Collect Steps

​We understand that requesting emergency contraception instore may feel daunting for many women.  

By completing the online consultation form below in advance, your pharmacist can have your medication ready and waiting for you when you arrive at the pharmacy. 


Simply inform a staff member that you have booked in online and our pharmacist will look after everything else.

Only a brief consultation with our Pharmacist is necessary

Emergency Contraception Request Form

This service is available to women over the age of 17 years old.  If you are under 17 please call the pharmacy and ask to speak to the pharmacist to discuss your options

Click and Collect Questionnaire

Time since Unprotected Sex

This helps us to choose the correct product.  One of the products can be taken up to 5 days (120 hours) after unprotected sex, but with all emergency contraceptives the sooner emergency contraception is taken the more effective it is.

Current day of menstrual cycle?

The First day of your last period is day one.  This helps the pharmacist establish the risk of pregnancy.  Leave blank if unknown

Is this Medication for your own use?

Customers must attend in person to collect the morning after pill.

Prior Sex and Pregnancy

Is there any chance you may already be Pregnant?

Is there any chance that you are already pregnant from before this episode of unprotected sex?

Have you used Emergency Contraception since your last period.

Have you used Emergency Contraception since your last period?

Will this be the first time you have used Emergency Contraception since your last period? Emergency contraception can be taken more than once in a cycle, but the pharmacist needs to know this, so they can select the most appropriate product. Select No if this is the first time.

Are you currently Breastfeeding?

Are you Currently Breastfeeding?

This question is asked so our pharmacist knows to offer the best product

Are you taking any other Medications?

Are you taking other Medications?

Some customers are on medication that could make the morning after pill less effective. The following questions help the pharmacist establish the best emergency contraception option for you:

Please List Medications

Do you suffer from any illnesses, conditions or allergies?

Do you suffer from any illnesses, conditions or allergies?

Please list any allergies here or anything else your pharmacist might need to know about

Thanks for submitting your order! Our pharmacists will now review your information. Your medication will normally be ready for collection within 1 hour (during store opening hours). The medication must be collected by you in the pharmacy. The sooner it is taken, the more effective the medication.

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