What painkillers can you use?

NSAID's like Ibuprofen and Diclofenac are the most effective painkillers. If you cannot obtain those, Paracetamol, if available with codeine, or Tylenol (acetaminophen)  also help. 
Please read the patient instructions of the package of painkillers you obtained for the maximum doses you can use.

For some women, pain like uterine cramps may be very important, for other not. It is difficult to know how strong it could be for you. As a precaution, we suggest you to take painkillers approximately 1h before the Misoprostol, eating a little bit.

You can take another dose of painkillers 4 hours after the first one.


Do NOT use anti-spasmodics. As the misoprostol makes your uterus contract in order to push out the pregnancy, anti-spasmodics might interfere with the abortion process. 87 99