Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception, commonly known as the morning after pill, is available in Drimoleague Pharmacy, West Cork, without a prescription, subject to meeting certain criteria.

You can fill out this form from the comfort of your home, and we will prepare your medication for you based on the answers you have provided. We will contact you when it’s ready.

Please note the “click & collect” online order service is subject to availability and must be within the pharmacy opening hours. Please check the pharmacy opening hours before proceeding.

Emergency contraception is a safe and effective method of preventing pregnancy when regular contraception has failed or if no contraception was used.

It can be effective up to 120 hours after unprotected sex but is more effective the sooner you use it.

This service is available free of charge for medical card holders and to women aged 17-26 under the National Free Contraception Services Scheme. A fee applies to anyone who does not have a medical card. To find out more, speak to your local pharmacist.

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

This service is open to women over the age of 17 years old. If you are under 17, please call the pharmacy to discuss your options.

By entering your phone number here, you are consenting to the pharmacist contacting you by phone if the pharmacist needs to discuss your questionnaire or to carry out a phone consultation. If you do not consent to being contacted and want to complete the consultation in the pharmacy, please visit the pharmacy in person during opening hours: Monday - Saturday 9am - 6pm

If you have a medical card, please enter your GMS number (alternatively you can bring your medical card with you to the pharmacy)

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. If it has been over 120 hours, please contact your GP.

Customers must attend in person to collect the Emergency Contraception.

This helps the pharmacist establish the risk of pregnancy. Leave blank if unknown.

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.

Medical History & Current Medications

Some people are on medication that could make Emergency Contraception less effective. The following questions help the pharmacist establish the best Emergency Contraception option for you:

What happens next?

Once you click confirm, Drimoleague Pharmacy will receive your order details. The pharmacist will review the information and, if approved, prepare your order. You will be notified once your medication is ready for collection at your chosen pharmacy (during store opening hours). You will still need to go to the pharmacy yourself to collect the medication.