Actions To Be Taken:
The HPRA will continue to work with the Marketing Authorisation Holders for the above mentioned medicines and will ensure that revised educational material is provided to healthcare professionals as soon as possible. In the meantime, the HPRA recommends that:
- Emergency contraceptives can continue to be used to prevent unintended pregnancy in women of any weight or body mass index (BMI). The available data are limited and not robust enough to support with certainty the conclusion of decreased contraceptive effect with increased bodyweight/BMI.