Medical abortion

 

  • How should you use the abortion pills?

    To end a pregnancy the medicines should be used in the following way: First you should swallow one tablet of Mifepristone. This medicine blocks the effects of progesterone, the hormone that is necessary to maintain the pregnancy. 24 hours later you should put 4 tablets of Misoprostol… Read more »

  • Are there other ways to use the Misoprostol?

    24 hours after swallowing the Mifepristone, the Misoprostol tablets can be used in one of three ways: under the tongue, vaginally or buccally (in the space between gum and cheek). All methods are equally effective in causing an abortion. However ALL the misoprostol must be used in the same way. Read more »

  • What happens if you do not use Misoprostol in time?

    The doctor advises you to use the Misoprostol 24 hours after swallowing the Mifepristone tablet. However it can also be used earlier or later, from 12 hours to 72 hours after swallowing Mifepristone. Read more »

  • What if you take the Mifepristone and then decide not to take the Misoprostol?

    If, for some reason, you take the Mifepristone and then decide you will not take the Misoprostol part of the medical abortion regimen, there are a few things that could happen. You might experience a complete abortion without ever taking Misoprostol. You might experience a missed abortion Read more »

  • Can you use Mifepristone and Misoprostol if you are still breastfeeding?

    It is better not to breastfeed during the first 5 hours after taking Mifepristone and after using Misoprostol. It is best to throw away the milk produced in the first 5 hours. Read more »

  • Is it safe to have a medical abortion if you've already had one in the past?

    Women are fertile for about 40 years. Some women need more than one abortion because for example contraception fails or some women cannot choose when to have sexual relations, or because contraception or information about it is inaccessible. 66 Having a safe abortion, or more than one… Read more »

  • Can you eat or drink while you are taking the medicines?

    You should not drink any alcohol or use drugs, as it can affect your judgment. You can eat food and drink liquids as you normally would. However, as some women experience nausea from the misoprostol, you may want to eat lightly. Read more »