What is a contraindication and how do you know if you have one?
Contraindications are conditions or situations that may prevent you from being able to safely use Mifepristone-Misoprostol. These are generally conditions that you will already know about yourself.
Online screening for these contraindications is very similar to a screening process during a face-to-face visit between a doctor and a patient: The doctor generally finds out about contraindications by asking the patient if they have any of these medical conditions.
You might not know whether or not you are allergic to one of the medicines, but allergic reactions to these medicines are uncommon (0,008%) and very mild (hives).
Individuals usually know if they have contraindications, like hemorrhagic disorders, or chronic adrenal failure; if they are undergoing long-term corticosteroid therapy; or if they have an allergy to mifepristone, misoprostol, or another type of prostaglandin. Generally allergic reactions to these drugs are uncommon. In a study that accounted for 80,000 women who have used Mifepristone-Misoprostol, 6 women (0.008%) had mild allergic reactions (hives) after they took mifepristone. All of the women received treatment with an oral antihistamine and took the misoprostol with no further problems.
Contraindications to Mifepristone-Misoprostol, aside from gestational age, are uncommon. These are based on medical history, and therefore usually already known by the person.