Mifepristone and Misoprostol
The medications Mifepristone and Misoprostol are also known as abortion pills and they are used for the termination of pregnancy among women having the early stages of pregnancy. According to the statistics, the effectiveness of taking these medications is about 95%.
Before you will get a medical abortion, you should visit the doctor and have an ultrasound scan in order to determine the exact duration of the pregnancy. If your abortion is allowed by the doctor, then you will need a pill of the drug Mifepristone and 4 pills of the drug Misoprostol. It is recommended to have 8 misoprostol pills in case you need additional doses. Your doctor will give you all necessary instructions connected with the proper use of the medications.
Method of Application
- Take a Mifepristone pill and drink it with water.
- The medication Misoprostol is taken within 24-48 hours after taking the first medication. An hour before taking Misoprostol, it is recommended to take the medication Ibuprofen (800mg).
- Put 4 Misoprostol pills under your tongue and hold them for 30 minutes. When the pills are completely absorbed, drink some water. If after three hours you do not experience the symptoms of a miscarriage or bleeding, then you should take more pills of Misoprostol.
- Put two more Misoprostol pills under the tongue and keep them there for 30 minutes. If after three hours you don’t experience any bleeding, or if the bleeding is very light, then you will need more Misoprostol pills.
After taking the abortion pills you should wait for the symptoms of an early miscarriage. The symptoms you should expect include the following: there are usually no specific symptoms after taking the abortion pill of Mifepristone; after taking the abortion pills of Misoprostol, you should expect the occurrence of painful spasms and heavy bleeding. Some women experience the bleeding with blood clots, which is quite typical for a medical abortion. It is impossible to establish exactly at what time the bleeding will start, as for some women it occurs a few hours after taking the drug Misoprostol, and for other women the bleeding may occur immediately after taking the medication.
As for the bleeding, then it is usually observed in an amount which goes during the woman’s habitual menstruation, or it may be much heavier. The bleeding caused by a medical abortion usually lasts for several hours. The abortion itself lasts about two weeks, which means that the bleeding can occur from several hours up to several weeks after taking the abortion pills.
It is important that each case of abortion is individual, so the symptoms and the degree of their release can be different for different women.
Some women may experience the occurrence of some side effects after taking the Misoprostol abortion pills. These possible side effects may include the following conditions: diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, fever, chills, severe headache. If you experience any of the side effects after taking the abortion pills, then you should contact your doctor immediately.
In order to avoid the occurrence of any severe complications, such as the appearance of any infection or hemorrhage, then several rules should be followed by the woman during the medical abortion. First of all, it is necessary to avoid using tampons at the time of the bleeding. It isn’t recommended to play sports and have intense physical exertions. Instead of taking a bath, it is recommended to choose taking a shower.