Why you only need 4 tablets misoprostol 24 hours after using Mifepristone
In 2006 when Women on Web started its online medical abortion service, medical abortion with 1 mifepristone and 4 misoprostol tabets was only registered till 7 weeks of pregnancy.
But since then a lot of scientific research has shown that an abortion with the pills 1 mifepristone and 24 hours later 4 tablets of misoprostol under the tongue is safe and effective for home use till 10 weeks without the need of repeated dosis of misoprostol. Some studies even show that 2 tablets misoprostol is enough.
Women on Web decided to follow the World Health Organisation guidelines and that is why the package now contains 1 tablet of Mifepristone and 4 tablets of misoprostol for women who are expected to be less than 10 weeks pregnant when they do the abortion with pills.
Women who are longer than 10 weeks, will receive 1 tablet of mifepristone and 12 tablets of misoprostol which should be used in repeated doses. In that case the woman will receive an email with the proper information how to use the extra tablets of misoprostol.